Originally posted by CIAGypsy
2. The Huff Residence - Ventura and team made a big deal of the size of the house. In fact, it's the 4th largest single family residence in the US.
Not even the largest. Also, I built a very large home in the Ozark foothills....although not as large as Mr. Huff's. I was not required to have a
SINGLE building permit because my home was not built within any city limits. The only "restriction" I had was in regards to septic, but due to the
acreage of my property, that was waived as well. It is not surprising that people who live in more non-rural areas would find the lack of permits and
zoning to be unbelievable. It was a fact that took me by surprise when I built my house. People who live and work in these areas understand that
this information is not abnormal for this part of the country.
Now addressing the Huff Residence, you are absolutely correct about no need for building permits and/or inspections because of the local
regulations/requirements. What draws attention is:
Pensmore is a mansion under construction in the Ozark Mountains of Highlandville, Missouri. When completed, the home will be the private residence
of Steven T. Huff and his family. It will be one of the largest private single-family residence in the United States. Huff is the chairman of TF
Concrete Forming Systems, which is doing the concrete construction work for the home. Huff at one time worked in Army intelligence and was a CIA
officer. Huff later founded Sensor Systems in 1993 and served as its CEO. The company, later known as Overwatch Systems, created leading commercial
software products for medical, defense and intelligence applications
Steven T. Huff Family LLC applied for a construction permit in 2008 to begin construction of the mansion. The home is unique, as it is an
insulated concrete form structure that is designed to showcase sustainable construction techniques on a large scale. The home is designed to be
earthquake resistant, bullet proof, blast proof, tornado resistant, bug resistant, and fire resistant. The home is capable of withstanding an EF5
It draws attention, it is the fourth largest private residence in the United States, larger than the White House. And you say you live not far away
with a huge home as well, well bless your soul. However, it's the pieces of Mr. Huff's background so heavily involved with the Defense and
Intelligence community that just raises eyebrows a bit. Probably totally on the level, but as I would say, a lot of people find it interesting.
And not for overkill, but many articles can be found about the Huff residence that just cause curious questions. Another
Anyway, no known nefarious activity so far, but certainly an eye-catcher and would love to keep an eye on its completion and find out more about the
complex once completed. That's my take!!
And again, I don't live anywhere near Highlandville, I actually live close to a large Metropolitan area. However, a simple search of the number of
banks in the general area seems very large, and again draws unusual attention. Here is source of dozens of banks all nearby:
Banks in and near Highlandville, MO
Then you do a simple search of the recent Census population records and find it almost unbelievable of the amount of banks with ratio to
Highlandville is a city in Christian County, Missouri, United States. The population was 911 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield,
Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the home of Shiloh Hills Farm.
As of the census of 2010, there were 911 people, 348 households, and 259 families residing in the city. The population density was 181.5
inhabitants per square mile (70.1 /km2). There were 380 housing units at an average density of 75.7 per square mile (29.2 /km2). The racial makeup of
the city was 97.4% White, 0.1% African American, 1.1% Native American, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of
the population. There were 348 households of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living
together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 19.8%
of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62
and the average family size was 2.98. The median age in the city was 38.7 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the
ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8%
male and 51.2% female
So again, say what you want, and that everything looks fine and natural. However, for a number of other people not quite acquainted with the region,
there seems to be a lot of attention, and why, because something just doesn't seem right, it's peculiar and lastly, Mr. Huff's background rings bells.
Hence an interest. That's all I've got. Just some facts right off the internet. Like I said, I really have no idea what is going on, but I would like
to keep an eye on it and see what other developments may occur. Peace!! ID!!!
edit on 30-7-2013 by ItDepends because: (no reason given)