What is likely Wyoming’s largest mansion outside of Teton County has hit the market in Casper with a price tag well below what it took to build.
The Wyo Manor in Casper, also known as the McMurry Mansion, was built in 2007 by Mick and Susie McMurry, who struck it rich in oil and gas in Wyoming’s Jonah Field in Sublette County.
The couple could have lived anywhere on the planet they wanted to, but loved the Cowboy State and chose to build their 22,884-square-foot mansion in central Wyoming within view of Casper Mountain.
Susie McMurry moved out of the home in 2015 after her husband died in 2015. The initial listing for the mansion was $24.5 million. It ultimately sold for just $5.3 million in 2021, according to media reports at the time.
Today, the home is for sale again and listed by Coldwell Banker for $7.9 million.
“It’s definitely listed well below what was invested into it,” Coldwell Banker Realtor Tommy Russell told Cowboy State Daily, adding that while it was originally known as the McMurry Mansion, the Rone family — listed on Coldwell Banker's page for the mansion as its current owners — have renamed it Wyo Manor. Russell is co-listing the home with Dorie Nelson.
Multiple real estate sites claim the mansion is Wyoming’s largest home but with Teton County — the wealthiest county in the United States — in the same state, that may be a stretch.
“It’s a great place,” Russell said. “And we’ll soon have some additional photos of it online. We’ve just been waiting to get pictures up because we had some trim and paintwork completed at the property.”
There will also be videos of the home, providing something of a little walk-through, though a 3D tour is also available from a 2021 listing that’s still online at Concierge Auctions as well.
Photos of Casper’s grand estate look like something that have been shot for a glitzy Hollywood movie. One almost expects to see Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey or some other celebrity come bounding down the stairs at any moment.
The opulent impressions don’t wait to begin inside the mansion, though.
Images of the golden landscape surrounding the sprawling mansion show an island on a pond just behind the house. On that island there’s a rainbow arch and some palm trees. Real estate descriptions say there’s also a waterfall feature on the island, though that’s not visible in the photos.
While the island and pond are no longer part of the estate per se, the mansion’s new owners will have an access easement for lifetime use of the pond, Russell told Cowboy State Daily.
The estate also has distinctive stone hearts in its stone fence line. These are things that Russell believes go directly back to Susie McMurry, who was well-known for her philanthropy and heart for children.
“That was one of the big pieces of her heart, giving back to kids,” Russell said. “And so because of that, I would assume there was a tie there. But she was always very active in the community in programs that had to do with bettering the youth of our community.”
Mick, however, was also a huge philanthropist, giving money to charities across the Cowboy State. The couple’s foundation, the McMurry Foundation, is still making large gifts, giving away millions every year to worthy causes.
On Golden Pond
The pond looks golden in the right light, particularly in the fall, when the trees all around it are turning yellow. But the pond with its rainbow arch and palm trees are just the beginning of what Wyo Manor offers. It’s 22,884 square feet includes nine bedrooms in all and 13 baths on a 17-acre property that has a stunning, unobstructed view of Casper Mountain, as well as Casper itself.
Every room in the mansion is also stunning — like a work of art, one where every detail has been carefully thought out. And every room has at least one over-the-top element.
The top floor, for example, has a private office that looks like it walked out of the pages of a Wall Street financier’s favorite mansion magazine. There’s plenty of space for a conference table, as well as large, comfortable sofa chairs and a huge working desk.
Now for the over-the-top element. The fireplace in the private office? It has its own waterfall feature.
“There’s really no expense spared,” Russell said. “It was really built to go on the commercial construction side of things, but then it has the finishes of a residential home.”
No Bedroom In This Home Is Small
Every bedroom in the Wyo Manor has its own suite, while the 29-by-25-square-foot master bedroom has a his and hers bathroom setup, both of which have walk-in closets.
The space includes a cozy seating area near a fireplace, as well as a huge bed and built-in cabinets for storage.
The rooms have tall windows that look out on Casper Mountain, and the private pond in the back. The window also bathes the master suite in glorious natural light.
But the over-the-top element here is probably the bathroom, where there is a fireplace at the end of the tub to ensure bathers are never cold.
Heated towel racks help complete the luxury of the primary retreat.
Downstairs, the mansion has a banquet hall that includes a commercial kitchen and seats at least 100 guests. The overall home, meanwhile, is rated for an occupancy of 500 people.
Which means this mansion would make one heck of a blow-out party space, if one were so inclined.
There’s a private workout space, a garage that accommodates at least five classic cars, and there’s a separate guest home offering private quarters for long-term visitors.
The entryway boasts a chandelier made of Swarovski crystal, and there’s an inlaid mosaic that depicts Wyoming’s state seal.
That seal, meanwhile, is visible upstairs, too, through a looking-glass window that’s been cut into the floor.
The staircase puts the “grand” in grand entry way, but no worries if you don’t like stairs. This home comes with elevators, too.
“It’s a unique and iconic property and properties like this one don’t come on the market often,” Russel said. “It’s a pretty unique opportunity for someone to have the opportunity to be the next owner of such an iconic home.”
Renée Jean can be reached at Renee@CowboyStateDaily.com.