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Broadway Legend Bob Avian’s Property for Sale

Are you a Broadway fanatic? Have you seen shows like A Chorus Line or Dream Girls? The man behind these great masterpieces, renowned Broadway director, producer and choreographer Bob Avian, is now selling an extraordinary property surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Litchfield Hills. Located in the town of Kent and represented by Kent agent Ira Goldspiel, the spectacular home is offered at $2,500,000 for the property on approximately 105 acres, or $3,620,000 for the full property on 252+ acres.

The multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran began his career in the 1960s as a dancer featured in shows such as West Side Story and Funny Girl. In the following years he became a choreographer, often working alongside his business partner Michael Bennett, also a major name on Broadway, and working on the original runs of such acclaimed hits as Follies, A Chorus Line and Ballroom. Later, he produced the original run of Dreamgirls, handled the staging for the original run of Miss Saigon and directed the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line. He has also worked in theatre in London’s West End.

Avian purchased his Kent property in the 1970s, and completed restorations and several improvements on the main house, originally constructed as a guest lodge in the 1930s. The lodge-like feel was preserved in the post-and-beam, sunlit great room, which features high ceilings and a stone fireplace, and encompasses the living room and dining and gaming areas. With a total of 4 bedrooms, the main house also has a kitchen with an original beehive oven as well as a second great room on the upper floor, with views over Flanders Mountain.

Beyond the main house, the property has a two-bedroom guest cottage with kitchen and living room, caretaker’s house, screened-in gazebo, cabana with kitchenette and bar, garage and barn. The property additionally features a gunite pool, a 2-acre spring-fed pond and abundant gardens with blooms that range from spring daffodils to summer roses.

“Sometimes declaring a property to be a rare opportunity or one of a kind is hyperbole, but in this case these praises are well deserved,” said Goldspiel. “While the home is warm and welcoming, the grounds are beyond glorious with stunning views of the surrounding unspoiled acreage. I am excited to bring such an incredible offering to the market.”

To view the property online, please click here for the 105+/- acre offering and here for the 252+ acre offering.

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