Funded by Wal-Mart, America’s richest woman lists Jackson Hole estate

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The richest woman in America has listed her home- and though it’s certainly a grand one, its price barely registers among recent luxury properties we’ve looked at (Celine Dion’s Jupiter Island estate priced at $72.5M comes to mind as a recent, striking, example). 

Listed at $12.5M, Walton’s Jackson Hole, WY estate offers plenty of luxurious features, the location among them. Trulia Luxe blog tells us that the 2.45 acre property spans lush forest and fields, with Ellen Creek running through the grounds. Whoever buys it will enjoy direct access to a national forest and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Inside, amenities include cathedral ceilings, 200-year-old reclaimed oak floors, a plethora of hand-crafted Albertini windows, a sauna, game room, gym, media room, plus 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and expansive walk-in closets capable of storing an entire aisle of Wal-Mart clothing. Per the gallery above, furnishings aren’t particularly ostentatious; whether they’re the taste of the new owner-to-be or not, they all come with the sale.

The estate also boasts a 2-bedroom guest cabin, circa 1906, and a 3-car attached, heated garage perched on a driveway equipped with hydronic in-floor heat for snowy winters.

America’s wealthiest woman

According to Forbes, Christy Walton is the richest woman in the United States, coming in #6 overall, and placing 11th in the list of global billionaires.  Walton inherited the bulk of her $35.4B fortune when her husband, John T. Walton (son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton) died in a 2005 plane crash. Another wealthy person will have to step up to buy this estate, but at $12.5M, it won’t necessarily have to be a “global billionaire” who does so.

What say, readers? Is this a Wal-Mart bargain?

Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert

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