18,000 Sq. Ft. Camelot Castle Replica On Weatherby Lake In Kansas City, MO Yours For $7.8M
10000 NW 75th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64152
A substantial stone castle on the banks of Weatherby Lake in Kansas City, Missouri has hit the market for $7.8-million. It’s known locally as ‘Camelot Castle’ and was designed by Howard Nearing and built by Jeff Martinique for the late Lantz Welch, who made his fortune as an acclaimed trial lawyer. Welch passed in July of 2016 at the age of 83. With over 18,000 square feet of impeccably designed space, the 5 bedroom, 10 bathroom residence sits on 3 estate lots with over 350-feet of frontage on Weatherby Lake with a private seawall & dock. The listing agent describes it as a, “Breathtaking replication of Camelot Castle.” The Chicago Tribune reported that during construction the builder couldn’t find a door large enough for the mansion, so Welch purchased the door to his old high school, a door “that they used to throw me out of quite frequently,” he told them. Built of custom hammered stone in an English Ashler pattern, the residence includes over 38 rooms, including 2 full kitchens, a garden room, billiards room, conservatory, and offers exquisite details such as a lifetime slate roof, custom doors & hardware, and extensive mouldings. The property originally came on the market in the summer of 2007 for $7.995-million, it didn’t sell. Today it’s on the market for $7.8-million with Reece Nichols. Thank you to Chris S. for the tip on this listing!