A 226-acre ranch in Jackson, WY, that includes a recently completed “architectural masterpiece” is this week’s most expensive new listing on realtor.com®. The prestigious property hit the market with an asking price of $35 million.
Formerly known as Puzzleface Ranch, the property was purchased in 2010 for $7.8 million, which represented a huge price cut. The property originally landed on the market in 2006 for $25 million, according to local news reports.
The buyer was reported to be Fintan Ryan, who proceeded with plans to build a massive mansion on the Puzzleface plot.
However, Ryan ran up against local officials and county regulations with his grand plans. Teton County initially approved his project—but then objected to the elevation and size of the home. With its fully finished basement, the residence measured in at nearly double the size that is locally allowed for a single-family home.
Eventually, Ryan won permission to build, and now the enormous 18,321-square-foot home sits in the heart of Jackson Hole. “You can never build anything like this again, ever,” says listing agent Tom Evans of Sotheby’s International Realty.
Although the home was just finished and built exactly to his specifications, Ryan has moved out of state for work reasons and placed the property on the market.
With seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, the huge layout features nine fireplaces, an elevator, a four-car garage, and multiple patios. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for abundant light and bring the natural beauty of the outdoors inside.
With so much indoor and outdoor space, “It’s almost like a country club,” Evans says. “It’s a building where you can entertain many, many people.”
Other luxe features include a movie theater, wine cellar, gym, large kitchen, and living room centered around a glass wood-burning fireplace.
Each of the three bedroom suites includes two baths and a private living area. The finished basement boasts a wet bar. Smart home features allow for remote operation of heating, lights, and drapes.
The spread also includes a caretaker’s home, two barns, a workshop, and a toolshed.
Two additional adjoining parcels include a three-bedroom guesthouse and an “unimproved building site.” The grounds offer wide-open spaces with ponds, a variety of wildlife, and Grand Teton and Snake River Range views.
Not enough for you? Additional development rights are available to build two more homes of up to 8,000 square feet each, Evans says.
And it’s not the only impressive area mansion on the market. Earlier this fall, a similarly priced property in Jackson also topped our weekly look at pricey properties. That luxury home on 118 acres is still available for $33.9 million.
For wealthy clients in the search for the perfect place in Jackson, opportunities abound. Just make sure to pack your wallet.