On the Market: Bob's Discount Furniture Cofounder's Sprawling Salem Estate
New to the market is a sprawling Salem compound formerly owned by Stanley Adelstein, the cofounder (with partner Bob Kaufman) of Bob’s Discount Furniture. Before that, the 32-acre grounds served as a Boy Scout camp. The spread offers 1,000 feet of private waterfront and a floating dock along pretty Gardner Lake, as well as a pool, waterfalls, a koi pond and hiking trails. The Adirondack-style main house is centered on a great room that’s adjoined by a huge kitchen and dining area with a hearth still carved with the Boy Scouts’ “Be Prepared” motto. It also has a movie theater, billiard room and wine cellar. It lists for $3,750,000 with Jennifer and Jane Associates, affiliated with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Essex. 860-767-7488.
A version of this article appeared in the January 2016 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: The House That Bob's Built.