July 23, 2024
Property

Connecticut Property With Airstrip Lists for $3 Million


Bristol, Connecticut’s “Sky Bight,” a property with a private hangar and airstrip, has just listed for $3 million, CTInsider reported.

Ellen Sebastian of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing. 

Sky Bight, built in 1988, was the former residence of Wallace Barnes, a pilot, former state senator, and CEO of Barnes Group, a global industrial and aerospace manufacturer. 

Barnes, a descendant of Bristol’s first permanent settler, wanted an integrated airplane hangar in the house, so he had it built to resemble a conventional motor-vehicle garage. The property has now been put on the market by Barnes’ widow, Barbara Hackman Franklin, the 29th U.S. secretary of commerce.

The hangar and airstrip are officially registered as Green Acres Airport, featuring an 1,800-foot airstrip suitable for small planes or helicopters. The listing emphasizes this exclusive amenity, catering to individuals passionate about flight and offering an unparalleled level of convenience and accessibility.

The 49-acre property also has a 5,650-square-foot, single-family home, with an indoor resistance pool, spa, and a gym with scenic views.

The property is a 30-minute flight away from both New York and Boston.

It’s the second Connecticut property with an airstrip that has hit the market in recent weeks. In December, former FTX executive Ryan Salame put up his private Connecticut airport, Triumph Airfield, for sale for $2 million, the Hartford Business Journal reported.

The 68-acre property near the Massachusetts border in North Canaan includes a two-bedroom home, three hangars with 13 bays, a heated maintenance bay with an office and full bathroom.

Built in 1985, the airport boasts a 3,100-foot-long grass runway.

— Ted Glanzer



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