Owner of Bannon’s DC house requests fence ‘for security reasons’
© Greg Nash

Officials in Washington, D.C., have reportedly rejected a request to install a 3-foot fence around Breitbart News chief Stephen Bannon's Capitol Hill rowhouse. 

Because the house is in a designated historic neighborhood, the installation of a fence requires D.C. government approval. The owner of the building wants to build the fence for security reasons, according to The Washington Post.

The application for the fence, submitted by a Virginia-based contractor, listed the property as Bannon's "primary residence."


“Planning on installing a metal 3’ high fence around the front of house with a 3’ gate that opens electronically to the inside,” the application says, according to the Post. “This fence is intended for security reasons. This is the primary residence of Mr. Steve Banon [sic].”

The home is owned by a former member of Egypt's parliament, but has long been known as the "Breitbart Embassy," out of which the conservative news site is run.

The D.C. Historic Preservation Office did not approve the application, and, according to the Post, the contractor has requested a hearing and a vote on the matter. 

According to the Post, no police reports have been filed at the location since 2010.