WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) – A Massachusetts family that has been building a multimillion dollar home on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee for nearly two years is fighting an order to halt construction.

The Department of Environmental Services says the house is too tall and in violation of state shoreline protection laws. Last month, it gave Ian and Corrine Ferguson 30 days to submit plans to make the home the same size as the one-story cottage that once occupied the lot. But the Fergusons’ lawyer says they were granted all the proper town permits.

The couple, who paid $4.2 million for the property and have spent $6 million on construction, live in Brookline, Mass. They filed an appeal last week.

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