House 'collector' paid cash for Dallas mansion that burned to the ground

House “collector” David Anderson paid cash when he bought a 10,021-square-foot home from the Church of Scientology in 2009, adding it to his stable of 45 properties.

The house sat vacant for several years — Anderson never realized his plan to convert it into a bed-and-breakfast — until it burned to the ground this week. The house was uninsured, CultureMap Dallas reports, citing blogger Candace Evans. Source: