Hedge funder’s Connecticut hockey palace slashes ask to $5.9M


This six-bedroom, six-bathroom Connecticut spread for seriously slick skaters is gonna give Wayne Gretzky house envy.

The enormity of a house – or really, a compound – at 503 Studio Road in North Stamford comes with a real, full-sized hockey rink, replete with luxury amenities that would make any NHL Hall-of-Famer drool. Better yet the sellers just slashed their ask from $7.69 million to just $5.9 million.

The rink includes heated benches – for those bench warmers not quite ready to claim the Stanley Cup — professional lighted scoreboard and a fully integrated sound system.

Of course, your kids could also blast the soundtrack from Disney’s “Frozen” and ice skate figure eights to their hearts content. They can even suit up in the full-sized locker rooms (yes, two!) as you watch the excitement from the viewing lounge nestled above the rink.

Perhaps most exciting, the rink and home come with its very own Zamboni. Dad dream fulfilled.

So who owns this winter sports arena? Sadly, we do not know for sure thanks to a protective LLC, but all signs point to wealthy hedge fund manager Paul Orlin.

In a 2005 report on the constructions of the 13,000-square-foot rink revealed that Orlin was building the excessive facility for his son, a Stamford Youth Hockey player.

“My husband and I want to keep it low-key,” Paul’s, wife Julie told the Stamford Advocate at the time, noting that she didn’t think that the rink was unusual because she knew of four similar rinks in Greenwich. “We don’t want to make a fuss about it.”

Of course, man cannot live by hockey alone and the 18,166-square-foot home also comes with the standard luxuries, including a heated in-ground pool and a sauna nestled on 13 acres of land on the former estate of Mount Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum.

Those luscious grounds also boast a pond –– wait, it’s actually a small pond and a lake. There’s also two guests houses, a romantic bridge and ample greenery that will make you feel like your deep in the country — even though there’s a strip mall just down the road. It takes a brisk 45-minutes to make it from one end of the property to the other – so we recommend taking the Zamboni. 

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