The England-inspired Wyoming estate of a former US ambassador to the United Kingdom and a horse breeder who consulted the late Queen Elizabeth II has hit the market for $26 million.
William Stamps Farish III and his wife Sarah own approximately 5 acres in Wilson, Wyoming, part of Jackson, according to property records. The couple also bred Thoroughbred racehorses on a Kentucky ranch, which the late king began visiting in the 1980s, according to a recent article in Garden & Gun.
Mr. Farish – a Texan and businessman who was the US ambassador to the UK from 2001 until 2004 under President George W. Bush – often accompanied the Queen to hunt stallions and, in 1989, called her a “wonderful jockey,” he said. Article: “She knows sports, and she knows horses perfectly.”
The Farish family acquired the Wyoming property in 2009, according to property records. Mansion Global can determine how much they paid for it.
The main house is more than 9,000 square feet and its design is inspired by properties in the Scottish and Irish countryside, according to a listing last week with Tom Evans of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty.
“Everyone who comes here is fond of stonework and old wood,” Mr. Evans told Mansion Global.
Mr. Evans noted that Montana-based architecture firm Bozeman is the firm behind the design, JLF & Associates, and has been known for new homes that look like they’ve been on the site hundreds of years ago. He added that reclaimed wood and stone help give the structure a historic feel.
The stone facade of the dwelling exudes a very English charm, as do the water features and gardens that surround the house. An extended pool below the house allows views of the water, and there are several outdoor dining and relaxing areas. There’s also a cutting garden—plus a flower shop with refrigerators to keep the flowers cool—and walking paths that lead to Snake River.
Mr. Evans said that despite the house’s square footage, the rooms aren’t oversized and the house feels intimate and “romantic”.
The main floor features a living room with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and views of the pond. formal dining room; dining-kitchen with Viking appliances; and the master bedroom suite, which occupies a full suite and has a two-story wardrobe that offers “with elevators to move clothes upstairs at the simple push of a button,” according to the listing.
Upstairs, there are three additional en-suite bedrooms, according to the listing.
Other facilities include an office. fenced dog track wine cellar, outdoor kitchen; and a gazebo.
Al-Freesh could not be reached for comment.