It’s hard to believe that West Hartford allows this sort of monstrosity.
Here’s what Arnold Chase, a good man, is building atop Avon Mountain, according to the Hartford Courant’s story today:
Building plans filed at town hall in West Hartford offer room-by-room details of the abode, which has two large “basement” levels and is, therefore, mostly underground.
The 13,063-square-foot lower basement will be used mostly for storage and mechanicals, but it does have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a workshop.
The 20,410-square-foot upper basement includes an entire home theater wing. The theater has more than 100 seats, with space for a lobby, a concession stand and even a ticket booth. Down the hall is the “soda fountain room” and a 4,700-square-foot game room. The rest of the floor is mostly reserved for a 5,000-square-foot music room.
The two main living levels are the 8,951-square-foot first floor, and the 7,462-square-foot second floor, which has a master bedroom wing that includes his and her closets, his and her bathrooms, a sleeping room and sitting room. There are four other bedrooms and a study on the second floor.
Even the attic has some livable space – an observation area with a gallery, small kitchen, powder room and outside deck.
An Otis elevator will serve all levels of the home.