Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney dispelled reports that he was planning to seriously super-size his house in La Jolla, California.

The application Romney filed with the city was to add a second floor to the house, he told Joseph McQuaid, publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader.

It's not accurate, Romney said, simply, McQuaid wrote. The application he made, two years ago, was to double the living space by turning one story into two. The 'quadrupling' was a measurement of added nonliving space, including a basement and garage.

McQuaid wrote that Romney shrugged when he asked the former Massachusetts governor whether he issued a statement to clarify on the house expansion.

Romney's campaign has said that construction on the house would not begin until after the 2012 campaign.