18,000 Sq. Ft. Stone Castle on Weatherby Lake Reduced to $4.45M
$4,454,000 | Built 1993 | 18,000 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 7.5+ Baths | 0.98 Acres
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 been reduced to $4.54 million. The property first listed in March 2017 for $7.8 million. It’s known locally as Camelot Castle and was designed by Howard Nearing, built by Jeff Martinique and decorated by John Rufenacht 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. Constructed of 100-year-old Carthage quarry limestone and European blue slate, the home features intricate stained glass, carved marble mantels, heated stone flooring and custom wrought iron.
A former listing agent described 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. It’s currently listed for $4.45 million with Andrew Bash of Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty.