Portland restaurateur power couple Naomi Pomeroy and Kyle Webster have sued the contractors who flipped their $799,900 Alameda house, alleging consumer fraud.
In a lawsuit filed Sept. 23 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Pomeroy and Webster say they bought a 1939 art deco home on Alameda Ridge that was owned by KC Acquisitions and remodeled by 2Dads Design Build.
The lawsuit says the construction company did the work without permits, installed faulty wiring and inadequately weatherproofed windows and doors, and staged the house to cover up the defects.
The couple is also suing the company that brokered the sale, Home Team Realty.
Pomeroy and Webster claim the companies used strategically placed furniture and pillows to cover problems with the foundation and holes in the sheetrock. They say it cost $91,000 to repair the damages, and demand an extra $100,000 for inconvenience and diminished property value.
An addendum to the sales agreement states that Pomeroy and Webster bought the house "as-is, in its present condition and with all defects apparent or not apparent." And the couple waived their inspection in exchange for an agreement that the seller repair water damage in the basement, cut holes into the basement walls to look for additional water damage, and correct any they found.
Pomeroy and Webster declined to comment on their suit.
Mellisa Reeves, the real estate broker who listed the home, declined to comment. Kenny Yoder, a broker with Home Team Realty, did not return a phone call requesting comment.
2Dads Design appears to be defunct. Its parent company, co-defendant Giahm Inc., was dissolved in February, according to records filed with the Secretary of State. The company's former phone number now goes to an unrelated business.