Now you have a chance to buy one of Kansas City’s most famous houses at a reduced price. Known as Camelot, the 15,000-square-foot castle sits on three lots overlooking the east side of Weatherby Lake. It was previously on the market for $7,8 million, but now can be yours for $6.8 million.
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, this magnificent 5 bedroom, 10 bathroom residence is inspired by Ashford Castle, a medieval home once owned by the Guinness family that had been turned into a five-star luxury hotel.
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.
Built of custom hammered stone in an English Ashler pattern, the residence includes over 38 rooms and three kitchens: the main one and a service kitchen on the main floor and one with a window to an outdoor terrace on the lower level. Each of the three guest suites has a full bathroom. A huge game room has a full bar, the workout room has a far infrared sauna, and there’s a 5,000-bottle wine cellar.
The listing agent describes it as a, “Breathtaking replication of Camelot Castle.”