The British-inspired Wyoming estate of a former US ambassador to the UK and a horse breeder who consulted with the late Queen Elizabeth II has hit the market for $26 million.
William Stamps Farish III and his wife, Sarah, own the 11-acre estate in Wilson, Wyoming, which is part of Jackson, according to property records. The pair also raised thoroughbred racehorses on their Kentucky ranch, which the late monarch began visiting in the 1980s, according to a recent Garden & Gun article.
Mr. Farish – a Texas native and businessman who served as US Ambassador to the UK under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2004 – often accompanied the Queen to search for stallions, calling her “a wonderful horsewoman” in 1989. She knows the sport and she knows horses completely,” the article reads.
The Farishes acquired Wyoming property in 2009, ownership records show. Mansion Global got to decide how much they paid for it.
The main house is over 9,000 square feet in size and the design is inspired by country estates in the Scottish and Irish countryside, according to last week’s list featuring Tom Evans of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty.
“Everyone who comes here is just charmed by the stone work and old wood,” Mr. Evans told Mansion Global.
Bozeman, Montana-based architecture firm JLF & Associates is behind the design, and they’ve become known for new homes that look like they’ve been in situ for hundreds of years, Mr. Evans noted. Reclaimed wood and stone help give the structure that historic feel, he added.
The stone facade of the residence gives it a very English charm, as do the water features and gardens that surround the house. A pond extending below the house provides water views, and there are several outdoor dining and lounging areas. There’s also a cutting garden – plus a flower shop with refrigerators to keep the flowers cool – and hiking trails that lead to the Snake River.
Despite the square footage of the house, the rooms aren’t too big and the house feels intimate and “romantic,” said Mr. Evans.
The main floor has a living room with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and a view of the pond; a formal dining room; an eat-in kitchen with Viking appliances; and the primary bedroom suite, which occupies an entire wing and has a two-story walk-in closet, offers “with a dumbwaiter to bring clothes up with the simple push of a button,” the listing says.
Upstairs there are three additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, the listing says.
Other amenities include an office; a wine cellar; an enclosed dog run, an outdoor kitchen; and a screened-in gazebo.
The Farishes could not be reached for comment.