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For sale in Shawnee: A regal mansion built next to a landfill | The Kansas City Star

The “for sale” sign goes up this week on what experts say may be the priciest home ever put on the Kansas City housing market.

Sitting on more than 100 wooded acres in the hills of western Shawnee, the two-level, 13,000-square-foot mansion was the last residence of the late Kansas City trash collection titan Ron Deffenbaugh.

Beneath the 24-foot ceiling in the great room is a built-in saltwater aquarium, the enclosed service area behind it as big as a studio apartment.

Downstairs, the home theater features a 120-square-foot screen behind red velvet curtains like you might find at an art house.

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Outside the 5-year-old, five-bedroom house are waterfalls and fountains, an indoor-outdo...

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