The Most ‘Eccentric’ Wyoming Landmark Has New Owners
It is not every day that a piece of Wyoming history changes hands. Some think this place is an eyesore or even a deathtrap. Others can see past its strange quirks to the surreal beauty. It is the Smith Mansion outside of Cody, Wyoming. Thousands drive past it on their way to Yellowstone National Park, and it was just sold in October of 2019.
The property was listed for $750,000 by Richard Reality. The mansion sits on over 10 acres of land and has over 437,000 square feet for the lot. There is well water and plenty of space. However, it doesn't have any bedrooms or bathrooms. It also lacks some of the creature comforts like gas, electric, and sewer. Thankfully, the building doesn't have any HOA's either.
The building was from the mindscape of Frances Lee Smith. He was the man who designed and built the mansion. Tragically, the project also took his life. His dream continued to capture the imagination of those who traveled past. The New York Times published a story about the mansion in 2012. People have stopped by to photograph the landmark. It has been part of several documentaries and films as well.
The new owners haven't gone public, so the future of this building is unknown. However, we are eager to see what is next.