EDMOND — A home designed to look like a medieval castle complete with a drawbridge and spires as tall as 90 feet could become the largest private residence in the United States.
The home is a project of car dealer David Frayer, CEO of the Oklahoma City buy-here, pay-here car dealership The Key.
Frayer declined to comment on the project.
Architect Jose Rodriguez, who designed the castle house said he was not at liberty to discuss the details of the project, but told News9 this week that the home would be 92,650 square feet, making it the largest private residence in the United States.
“They are very private people,” Rodriguez said of his client, declining to talk further about the house.
In comparison, the size of the average Homeland grocery store in Oklahoma County is around 50,000 to 53,000 square feet. The White House is 55,000 square feet.
Work may begin any time
Frayer in December purchased 160 acres in northeast Edmond for $1.6 million, property records show. However the city has received no building permits for the project and it is unclear when construction will start, said Bob Schiermeyer, Edmond planning director.
The Edmond Board of Adjustment approved a variance for the height of the home in October, with spires as high as 90 feet, Schiermeyer said. However, Frayer does not need approval from the city on the square footage of the home and can build the house as large as he wants without special permission from the city, he said.
The variance that the city of Edmond approved for the project is permanent, meaning construction can move ahead with the project at any time now or in the future, Scheirmeyer said.