This Newtown estate holds a unique place in Connecticut lore. For starters, it has an active, licensed, 2,400' private airstrip - hence the property's name, "Flying Ridge." It is the only remaining private airstrip in Fairfield County, grandfathered into the property by the fact that it was registered in the 1940s, before permits were prohibited for such a thing. It is also owned by the family of the late Robert Edison Fulton, Jr., an inventor, adventurer and pilot.The property, like its one-time owner, is truly one of a kind. Tucked away amidst rolling hills on 33 acres, it sits atop a ridge with unspoiled farmland to its east, wetlands to its west, and comprises a main house with a 40'X30' cathedral-ceiling barn living room, an airstrip house & observation tower, workshop dwellings and barns. The N-S (35/17) 1/2 mile grass runway is suitable for fixed-wing single-engine aircraft, as well as helicopters. The property is located 48 nautical miles northeast of Manhattan's lower east side heliport. It combines the unique advantages of a 1/2 hour, door-to-door helicopter commute to and from Mid-Town Manhattan with the elegance of country life in an unspoiled, charming rural Connecticut community that has excellent services and schools.
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