MIDWAY, Utah – The massive 22,000-square-foot unfinished mansion outside of Midway has a new owner.
The mansion, which was previously owned by Kamas realtor Kouri Richins, who has been accused of the murder of her husband, was recently bought by Kirk Harns, the president of a water and wastewater construction company in southern California.
The Wasatch County property sits on 10 acres and was first constructed in 2017 at 106 N Legacy Way. The initial owner, Doug Roylance, was hoping to build a communal space for rent with eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, two kitchens, a swimming pool, a golf simulator, and a rock climbing wall included within the property.
Roylance eventually lost interest in the property after stalling permit applications and the news of an “unattended death” occurring within the half-constructed building.
Richins then purchased the property in March of 2022 after spending nearly two years on the market.
Prosecutors allege that Richins called authorities in the middle of the night in March 2022 to report that her husband, Eric Richins, was “cold to the touch” after the mother of three said that she had made her husband a mixed vodka drink to celebrate closing on the purchase of the home.
A medical examiner later found five times the lethal dosage of fentanyl in his system.
The new owner, Kirk Harns, recently told KPCW that he has no interest in Richins’ murder case. “I looked at it before I knew that, and we just look at it as a straight business deal. Nothing to do with the rest of the circus,” Harns said.
Harns bought the property for $3.75 million and will begin work to finish the home. Construction to complete the property would take roughly six months to a year, weather dependent.
Unlike Roylance, Harns intends to reconstruct the home as a single-family residence instead of a property for venues or retreats.
Harns will have to add a primary bedroom to the unfinished property and intends to finish the home and flip it to another buyer.