William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Former Home of Olaf Satre, Founder of the Salisbury Ski Jumps


Historic Cape-style country cottage previously served as the Salisbury train station

Salisbury, Conn. – December 10, 2015 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a converted Cape-style cottage that originally served as the railroad station in Salisbury, Conn., during the 1880s. The antique home, which was eventually transformed into a residential property in 1939, was owned by Olaf Satre, the founder of Salisbury’s ski jumps. Lakeville agent Nancy Kahan has the listing, which is offered at $629,000.

For over 80 years, The Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWASA) has fostered the sport of ski jumping. Olaf Satre, a well known cross country skier and jumper from Norway, established what was then recognized as the Salisbury Outing Club in 1924. The club held its first competition in 1927, eventually serving as host to the National Championships in 1933. With improved features, SWASA continues Satre’s tradition, remaining the chosen ski destination for the Eastern National Ski Jumping Championships every year.

After Salisbury’s original railroad station burned down, the structure and future home of Satre was transported by barge from St. Elmo, NY to serve as the new town station. The building was eventually converted for residential use, and relocated from its original site in 1939 to a new plot of land that neighbors the train tracks behind the Salisbury Library. The now cape-style house includes a gracious living room with a fireplace, custom cabinetry, moldings, wood floors and a dining room with bay windows overlooking the home’s well-landscaped gardens, enhanced by flowering trees, shrubs and perennial flowerbeds. A charming eat-in kitchen additionally has ceramic tile floors, custom cabinets, granite counters and new appliances. Boasting a total of four bedrooms and three baths, the home’s first floor contains a bedroom, full bath and mudroom with custom closets adjacent to the garage, while the second floor features three bedrooms, a full bath and hallway bookshelves. A bright family room or office with fireplace, and laundry room with a cedar storage space, complete the home.

“This home is charming in every sense of the word,” said Kahan. “Not only is it within walking distance of the village center, but it is also located near the Appalachian Trail, various beautiful lakes and the rich attractions of the Berkshires. With such a prominent history and connection to the town of Salisbury, any future resident should be proud to live here.”

For more information on the property, located at 15 Library Street, please visit the firm’s website here.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 29 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 17,000 sales associates located in approximately 828 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Nancy Kahan

Real Estate Agent



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