Marlboro Man’s $ 8 Million Market House near the Black Forest | The gallery


Marlboro Man’s $ 8 million house on the edge of the Black Forest is up for grabs.

Bob Norris, the non-smoker who portrayed the archetypal cowboy in Marlboro cigarette advertisements in the 1950s and 1960s, found his perfect location north of Colorado Springs in 1961. He had a perfect view. on Pikes Peak and felt like the perfect place to build a house. and raising a family, according to listing broker Amie Streater of Engel & Völkers.

Spanning 15 acres, the 14,430 square foot home at 12795 Oak Cliff Way now features eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a 5,300 square foot indoor ice rink with changing room, cinema, two heated three-car garages, tennis court and pickleball courts, a saltwater pool and a small sanctuary dedicated to Norris in the kitchen, which includes photos and an inscription of his favorite sayings.






Bob Norris, a non-smoker who portrayed the archetypal cowboy in Marlboro cigarette advertisements in the 1950s and 1960s, found his ideal location for a house north of Colorado Springs in 1961.


The list can be viewed online at amiestreater.evrealestate.com.

“It’s very welcoming, very comfortable,” Streater said. “There is an overwhelming sense of peace and relaxation that you don’t normally see in a home at this price point. These types of homes can be imposing and intimidating. They can feel very embarrassed and uncomfortable. It feels like home.






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Bob Norris, the first Marlboro Man, built a house near the Black Forest in 1961. The last owners added an indoor ice rink, which can also be used without ice as an arena. The property is for sale for $ 8 million. Courtesy of Engel & Völkers


Norris, his wife and four children lived in the house for 10 to 12 years, after the tobacco company recruited him in 1955. In 1964, the surgeon general declared that smoking was dangerous for health, and some years later, Norris’ conscience got the better of him – he quit his job at Marlboro, claiming he thought he was setting a bad example for his children, according to a New York Times obituary. Norris was 90 when he died almost two years ago in Springs. His wife, Jane Norris, died in 2016. She was 88 years old.






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Bob Norris, the first Marlboro Man, his wife and four children lived in their Black Forest home for 10 to 12 years. Since then, three other families have owned the property, including the current owners, real estate developer Rob Oldach and his wife, Denise Oldach, who bought the property in 2006 for $ 2.6 million. They spent nearly $ 6 million renovating the property, including adding the ice rink, which was used for hockey, skating, parties and charity activities. The arena, without the ice, was also used for soccer, line hockey, pickle ball, and other sports and games. Courtesy of Engel & Völkers


After the Norrises, three other families have owned the property, including its current owners, real estate developer Rob Oldach and his wife, Denise Oldach, who bought the property in 2006 for $ 2.6 million. They spent nearly $ 6 million renovating the property, including adding the ice rink, which was used for hockey, skating, parties and charity activities. The arena, without the ice, was also used for soccer, line hockey, pickleball, and other sports and games.






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Spanning 15 acres, Bob Norris’ 14,430 square foot home now features eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a 5,300 square foot indoor ice rink with changing room, movie theater, two heated three-car garages, tennis courts and pickleball, saltwater pool and a little sanctuary at Norris in the kitchen, which includes photos and an inscription of his favorite sayings. The list can be viewed online at amiestreater.evrealestate.com. Courtesy of Engel & Völkers


The Oldachs first put the house up for sale in 2014 for $ 7.2 million. The price has fluctuated since then and was recently taken over by Engel & Völkers and relisted.






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Bob Norris’ former home, located at 12795 Oak Cliff Way, now features eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a 5,300 square foot indoor ice rink with changing room, cinema, two heated three-car garages, tennis courts and from pickleball, saltwater pool and a little sanctuary to Norris in the kitchen, which includes photos and an inscription of his favorite sayings. Courtesy of Engel & Völkers


“What impresses me is the long, winding road through the forest,” Streater said. “When you get off Hwy 83 and Shoup Road and walk down the driveway, it’s a transformation. The car stops at the automatic gates and they open and there’s this beautiful house.

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