Yesterday at 7:15 a.m. a giant excavator began tearing down Wayne Johnson’s 5,000 square-foot seaside home, which stood at the center of a 16-year zoning battle in Marblehead, Massachusetts.  The dispute is described in our related post here.  A sampling of local news coverage, including some dramatic video of the demolition, can be found here and here (warning: this video may be too intense for older viewers, especially anyone who’s ever built a home).  This case provides a graphic illustration of the importance of local zoning regulations and the power of the courts to enforce them.