Is the sky really the limit when the neighborhood has its own landing strip, or is that what it takes for commutes from Richmond? That’s where a Covey Trails property, located out FM 1093 near FM 1463, took off at $1.2 million in its listing over the weekend. Hangar (top) and hangouts (middle) are harbingers of the adventurous array — and many, many murals — found within the unassuming house, which previously kept its active inner life to itself. But now lookie here:
Old Glory and Out of Africa mix in (and over) the entry (above). And what of the family room? Here, if the view of the landing strip doesn’t provide enough passing planes to entertain, the overhead artwork sees to it that there’s always some FAA non-compliant maneuvering nearby:
Faux distressed walls and ceiling sections keep a dining area as rustic as a section of nearby lanai — that’s all fired up with a frontier motif:
More murals, this time depicting planetary icons, lend drama to the plush, plus-sized media room . . .
and its no-fly bar zone (or is that no bar fly zone?).
A tree of life sprawls above one type of pool area:
In the master suite, enhanced by a waterfall-and-woods scene, there’s an overhead television screen. The master bath is steps away . . .
where the natural world has provided several of the finishes, including a tub carved in stone . . .
and sinks of petrified wood:
The 4,850-sq.-ft. home has 3 secondary bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms, and a few more murals:
Geological formations defy gravity in the exercise-and-game room upstairs:
A brick-sided Tiki bar sits between pool room and pool playground . . .
with double waterfalls, a handy flame pit . . .
and a really wet wet bar:
Here’s the approach to the air park‘s 3,000-ft. runway, which slices between homes fronting the aviation community’s 2 streets:
The air-conditioned hangar, decorated with aerial inventory, is big enough for 4 actual planes and some cars:
The structure includes a workshop . . .
and quarters with a living-dining room, kitchen, bed, and bath (and a mural):
- 16 Kitty Hawk St. [HAR]
There’s a house in the same community, only slightly smaller, is listed for $699, what nerve do these owners have asking almost double for this gaudy assault on the visual senses?
What? What? I just don’t… What?
Also, see that HDR button on your camera? Press that until it says “OFF.”
I bet they’ve got Stephen Stills piping through that place on the weekends…
As the kids say…. I just can’t even.
FBCAD assesses it at $479K.
So far as I can tell, the difference between a fly-in-community and a luxury fly-in community isn’t the homes or hangars – it’s the price tags.
Make it stop. (Agree with Marmer about the HDR. Make that stop, too.)
Strangely poor taste so often befalls those of great means…
Price aside, if you take away some (not all) of the paint jobs, this is kind of the broad strokes of our dream retirement – hangar, workshop, and a nice pool. I’d knock a few more windows into some of it, and the secondary (tertiary?) bar on the patio would get replaced with rocking chairs. I’d keep some of the murals, I admit, though the zebra stripes would be right out. Otherwise, it’s pretty awesome.
I am sorry, but I love this place.
Go big or go home!
Looks like a fun place to live to me. Y’all are a bunch of grumps.
The first thing I would have done as a teenager would have been to cover that creepy cherub with a Motley Crüe poster. Why do people put those hideous things on walls. The only thing worse would have been a clown.
That master bath is flat out ugly. The zebra stripe entry is just gaudy. Seems like someone went a little crazy with the interior. It’s too busy and too disjointed. If they toned it down some, the inside would be quite nice. I do like the pool area though.
The pool is nice. Otherwise, I can only quote my dear departed Aunt Rosie, ‘Ye Gods!’
It’s gonna take about a million dollars worth of paint to cover that crap up. I think there’s a nice house hiding in there somewhere, but hard to tell.