St. Louis County ‘castle’ looks odd, but it's legal

St. Louis County ‘castle’ looks odd, but it's legal

St. Louis County ‘castle’ looks odd, but it's legal

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by Russell Kinsaul / News 4 and KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 2 at 9:58 PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) -- The old phrase says “a man’s house is his castle.” A south St. Louis County man apparently took that phrase seriously.

 

Several residents have contacted News 4 about a house in the 2300 block of Telegraph Road. The house looks like a castle, complete with gargoyles and spires on the roof.

It’s still under construction and construction workers on site confirmed the name of the owner, but wouldn’t say anything about why he’s building a castle. The owner hasn’t responded to News 4’s request for information.

Neighbors say the house has been under construction for several years.

Residents wanted to know how the owner could get permission to build a house that looks so out of place in a neighborhood of modest ranch homes.

According to St. Louis County Public Works officials, the home meets all zoning conditions and has all the proper permits.

The county official pointed out that zoning codes don’t cover aesthetics. So, if the owner wants to build a castle and gets the proper permits, he or she can build a castle.

 

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