(ABCNEWS.GO) — The new Southampton, N.Y., home of Eric and Margaret Friedberg was almost half completed when they decided to tear it down and start over because the garage was in the wrong spot.

“It’s an expensive construction course,” Jonathan Foster, the head building inspector at the Village of Southampton, told ABCNews.com.

The Friedbergs are both former federal prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York’s Eastern District. Eric Friedberg’s digital risk management and investigation firm, Stroz Friedberg, was responsible for monitoring former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn during his house arrest in New York City last spring and providing bodyguards for Bernard Madoff while he awaited trial in 2009, according to TIME Magazine.

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