By Wendy Corr, Cowboy State Daily
Kanye West’s retreat from his Wyoming getaway continues.
West Ranch, formerly known as the Monster Lake property, has been put up for sale.
That adds to the list of properties West owns that have appeared in real estate listings recently.
Less than two weeks ago, West’s “Psalm Cody Commercial” LLC listed seven commercial properties within Cody’s city limits for sale at a total price of $3.2 million.
Two of the seven properties for sale through DBW Realty have structures on them, the other five are vacant lots, ranging in size from 0.66 to 2 acres. The most expensive property is a business building Big Horn Avenue, at the northeast entrance to Cody, with a list price of $1,299,000.
West’s purchase of the ranch property caused a splash in the tabloids when it was announced in September of 2019. The land and all its buildings were listed at $14 million when rapper-slash-billionaire picked up the land south of Cody, and his company has put it up for sale this week at a price of just $11 million.
“With just under 4000 deeded acres and two spring-fed lakes, Monster Lake Ranch is a premiere outdoor recreation opportunity, located just minutes from Cody, Wyoming,” according to the video listing from DBW Real Estate.
The listing goes on to describe how the property – and its neighboring 4,500 acres of leased BLM land – is perfect for hiking, trail riding, stock growing and fishing.
The property itself encompasses 3,885 acres, and has been the source of contention between West and the Park County Commissioners. Shortly after his purchase, West got crossways with county officials when his representatives applied for a permit to build a 72,000 square-foot meditation center there.
However, the permitting process was stopped when representatives told the Park County Planning and Zoning Commission that West wanted to add a residential aspect to the project.
West retains ownership of Bighorn Mountain Ranch, a larger property near Greybull, that he reportedly paid $14.5 million for back in 2020.
The website TMZ speculated that the sale of West Ranch may a sign of reconciliation between West and his high-profile wife, Kim Kardashian, although other tabloids dispute that idea. The two have been in the middle of divorce proceedings since February, but were spotted together at her recent gig hosting “Saturday Night Live.”
A few weeks ago, West dropped $57.3 million on a residence in Malibu, which was designed by Tadao Ando, a renowned Japanese architect. According to the website “Haute Residence,” the sale marks the second most expensive real estate purchase for a Malibu residence this year.