A request to have a three-foot fence around former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's historic Capitol Hill rowhouse was denied by Washington, D.C. officials.
The house is in a historic neighborhood, meaning the D.C. Historic Preservation Office must approve the installation of a fence. The owner of the house was interested in erecting a fence due to security reasons, the Washington Post reported Friday.
“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 fence application was filed by a Virginia-based contractor and claimed it was Bannon’s “primary residence.” The contractor has asked for a hearing and a vote concerning the issue.
The home, which is known as the "Breitbart Embassy," is owned by Moustafa el-Gindy, a former member of Egypt’s parliament.
No police reports have been filed on the premises since 2010, the Washington Post reported.
Bannon returned to his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News after he left the White House in August. He had served as President Trump's campaign as chief executive officer in the 2016 campaign's final months.