JetBlue's Neeleman Puts Connecticut Home Up for Sale
November 13, 2010 - Connecticut
By Juliet Chung from The Wall Street Journal Asia
JetBlue founder David Neeleman and his wife, Vicki, are asking just under $11 million for their 13,300-square-foot mansion in New Canaan, Conn.
Ms. Neeleman spent a year designing the stone mansion and hired a builder and designer from the West Coast, where the couple had previously lived, to work on the home.
It was completed in 2008 and has eight bedrooms, eight fireplaces, a pool and a gym with a basketball court.
"There are so many homes in New Canaan that are the same thing," Ms. Neeleman says. "I wanted to do something unique."
She says their prior 8,000-square-foot home nearby felt "squished" with their nine children. The couple spent more than $17 million on the home and have put it on the market because they may relocate, Ms. Neeleman says.
Mr. Neeleman has started a budget airline in Brazil. Lynne Leonard of Lynne Leonard Realty has the listing.
This article has been republished from Wall Street Journal
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