A POST-MODERN SOFT LANDING
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty's latest offering is perfect for flying enthusiasts – the unique Post-Modern three-story estate on 3.23-acres complete with an aircraft hangar, sits directly on the private Salmon River Airfield.
161 Odgen Lord Road, Marlborough, CT
You may want to "sit back and enjoy this flight," as some airline pilots say because you are about to arrive at 161 Odgen Lord Road for a tour of a lifetime. Embarking on an ultimate aviation address will leave you in a flight not merely of fancy but one that brings you down to earth on a well-manicured grass runway. A place where you are stepping out into your own private hangar – taxi down and become airborne in minutes to anywhere you wish to fly - that's "affirmative" in a community with like-minded flying aficionados.
"An absolute modern gem of contemporary elegance, the house is paired with a rare airport front location to include a multiple plane hangar, which makes this home a true one of a kind," beams Kevin Geysen, one of Connecticut's Premier Real Estate Agents with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. "Imagine pulling up the long driveway to a picturesque oasis with the grass airfield runway dead ahead, the stunning home to your left, and the hanger to your right, which can accommodate numerous cars, boats, recreational vehicles, or any combination thereof!"
The extraordinary 7,171-square-foot three-level home encompasses four bedrooms and three baths on 3.23-immaculate acres. Collectively, the house is a state of superior design from the grand foyer where you one is greeted with Emerald Pearl granite flooring, a free-standing steel staircase, interior veranda and balcony, banks of Wasco skylights, and soaring 20-ft ceilings leading to a regal great room with two-story windows and floor to ceiling fireplace. This floor plan leads one from one area to another in harmony into the next of lovely sun-drenched rooms with gleaming maple hardwood flooring. Flow into the chef's eat-in kitchen and then to the formal dining room with cherry built-ins and sliders to an expansive bluestone patio facing the airfield. The family room with a built-in bar is a marvelous space for entertaining. A spacious bedroom completes the main level.
Retreat to the second level, where you land on a balcony overlooking the grand foyer and great room. On this level, you'll find the expansive primary suite, two spacious guest bedrooms, and a conveniently located laundry room. One level up, and you'll find a home office that leads to the rooftop deck via sliders.
The mantra of "Live with your plane" is an idea that is embraced by pilot neighbors who have a unique camaraderie that speaks to long and intertwined friendships, where the fabric of their lives is clearly aviation and planes of any kind. All in all, "an unrestricted climb" is in the works for this smart, elegant, and extraordinary property in a private, prestigious aviation community.