As reported in the The Beacon(subscription required) yesterday, Darrell Conway who represents the owners, Steve and Chase Ognibene, insisted that his clients are not in violation of any Village codes and that they plan to file for a building permit this week to demolish 527 Deer Park Ave and construct two new homes on the site.

“Part of the problem is that this project has been delayed precisely because my client did take the time to consider what he could do to save the house,” said Conway. “He assumes part of the blame for the delay because he should simply have demolished the house right away.

Conway noted that, as a compromise, his clients would construct a replica of the Smith house , a two and one-half story home with a gable roof.