Mark and Patricia are both personal injury lawyers in St. Louis, and have made a reputation for themselves as people who never back down, even before their standoff with protestors. Their dedication to their goals is evident in their efforts to remodel their home in the exclusive neighborhood. They bought the run-down mansion in 1988 and restored it to its original beauty. The house was completed in 1912, for the daughter of the founder of Anheuser-Busch beer company, Anna, and her husband Anthony Faust.
The home has been restored to its original look, and filled with antique furniture, draperies, artwork, and décor. The house is extravagant, with much of the look taken from 14th to 17th century Italian designs. The dining room is modeled after a room in the Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy. The ballroom is another recreation of a Florentine palace. This room, as well as many others, are assumed to have structures such as ironwork and glass imported from old palaces and castles in Italy. The McCloskeys have worked hard and invested so much money into renovated and restoring the Edward A. Faust home that it’s a shame it came to national prominence under such dubious circumstances.
Visitors to St. Louis will not be able to view the residence, as it is in a private neighborhood accessible only to residents and their guests.