Marblehead home razed after 18-year legal battle ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page JERRY WISHNOW FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE By court order, this 5,000-square-foot, million-dollar house overlooking Marblehead Harbor came tumbling down yesterday. JERRY WISHNOW FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE The owner battled with his neighbors for 18 years. After hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees, he dropped his latest zoning appeal. JERRY WISHNOW FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE In the end, the giant claw of an oversize backhoe needed only hours to demolish the house. JERRY WISHNOW FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE The owner, a financial adviser in his 70s, is moving to a rental apartment in Salem.