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Sully Sullenberger lists his CA home for $1.5million

Former airline pilot Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and his wife Lorrie have listed their Danville, California home for $1.5million.

Danville is about 30 miles outside San Francisco, and the property is where his family was living when he pulled off the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ in January 2009, safely landing a US Airways jet that lost both engines to birds on New York’s Hudson river, saving the lives of all 155 souls on board.

He was played by Tom Hanks in the movie about his life, ‘Sully’.  

The Danville home has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, and boasts an impressive 3,409 square feet of living space.  The  house was built in 1995, but all of the interiors have been updated since then, according to Realtor.com

The home boasts sunken living room, several cozy seating areas on the first floor, a room that could be a home office and a wet bar.

Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’s Danville, CA stucco home is on the market for $1.5million dollars 

The front door opens to reveal a stunning home, with marble floors and sunken living room and a wall that is almost entirely windows opening onto the perfectly manicured back yard

The front door opens to reveal a stunning home, with marble floors and sunken living room and a wall that is almost entirely windows opening onto the perfectly manicured back yard

Large windows in the sunken living room allow views of the yard, the pool and beyond to the nature  in the San Francisco suburb

Large windows in the sunken living room allow views of the yard, the pool and beyond to the nature in the San Francisco suburb

A sitting area around a fireplace, with beautiful views out the windows is pictured.  The house is listed for $1.5million

A sitting area around a fireplace, with beautiful views out the windows is pictured.  The house is listed for $1.5million

Built in cabinets offer an air of luxury, and storage for everything. A fireplace can take the chill off the California night

Built in cabinets offer an air of luxury, and storage for everything. A fireplace can take the chill off the California night

The home was updated by Sully and his wife, with hardwood floors and built ins in every room

The home was updated by Sully and his wife, with hardwood floors and built ins in every room

It is easy to welcome guests with a drink from the wetbar that has a refrigerator, a wine rack and several cabinets for glasses

It is easy to welcome guests with a drink from the wetbar that has a refrigerator, a wine rack and several cabinets for glasses

The kitchen would suit any chef, with a gas range, double oven and built-in microwave.  The room has granite counters and dark wood cabinets 

The kitchen would suit any chef, with a gas range, double oven and built-in microwave.  The room has granite counters and dark wood cabinets 

A kitchen layout that is perfect for entertaining is the hallmark of the Danville California home, with an island and a seating area

A kitchen layout that is perfect for entertaining is the hallmark of the Danville California home, with an island and a seating area

The open floor plan gives the feeling of space, as does a wall that is almost entirely windows

The open floor plan gives the feeling of space, as does a wall that is almost entirely windows

The dining room can fit a large table and French doors open to the yard.  There is a fire pit at the end of the property for entertaining on chilly evenings

The dining room can fit a large table and French doors open to the yard.  There is a fire pit at the end of the property for entertaining on chilly evenings

The large well-equipped kitchen would be any chef’s dream, with a five burner gas range, a Sub Zero refrigerator, and a beautiful island that was made for entertaining.

The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with sunken tub and stand alone steam shower. 

Hardwood floors in the bedrooms offer a luxurious feel.

Come down from the second floor straight to a marble floor, and a bar that has a wine rack, refrigerator and plenty of storage

Come down from the second floor straight to a marble floor, and a bar that has a wine rack, refrigerator and plenty of storage

Steps lead down to an office, which could easily be converted into a playroom for a family.  French doors offer quiet, and a bit of privacy

Steps lead down to an office, which could easily be converted into a playroom for a family.  French doors offer quiet, and a bit of privacy

The master suite has luxurious deep pile carpeting.  French doors lead out to a private terrace which offers panoramic views

The master suite has luxurious deep pile carpeting.  French doors lead out to a private terrace which offers panoramic views

A sunken bathtub and double sinks make the master bath a showplace. Treated brick walls are an extra design element 

A sunken bathtub and double sinks make the master bath a showplace. Treated brick walls are an extra design element 

Beautifully stained hardwood floors are a highlight of this room, as well as cathedral ceiling and windows that were made to maximize the light

Beautifully stained hardwood floors are a highlight of this room, as well as cathedral ceiling and windows that were made to maximize the light

The home offers beautiful views of rolling hills, and the backyard was made for entertaining.

Walkways lead to patios on several levels.  An outdoor kitchen has room for food prep with a built in barbecue. 

There is also a pool, a spa, and a gazebo.

Chesley 'Sully' Sulenberger and his wife Lorrie, seen here in February 2017, are selling their Danville, CA home for $1.5million 

Chesley ‘Sully’ Sulenberger and his wife Lorrie, seen here in February 2017, are selling their Danville, CA home for $1.5million 

A private terrace off of the master suite on the second floor show offers a view of rolling green hills that look like they are straight out of  'The Sound of Music'

A private terrace off of the master suite on the second floor show offers a view of rolling green hills that look like they are straight out of  ‘The Sound of Music’

Extra wide french doors open onto the stone patio that leads to the pool and spa.  The Spanish roof is part of the home's California style

Extra wide french doors open onto the stone patio that leads to the pool and spa.  The Spanish roof is part of the home’s California style

An overhead view of the perfectly landscaped pool area.  The gazebo behind the pool gives the yard something extra 

An overhead view of the perfectly landscaped pool area.  The gazebo behind the pool gives the yard something extra 

The gazebo is the perfect shady spot for a respite from the sun, or a late afternoon beverage.  It is also wired with lights so you can stay out well after sunset

The gazebo is the perfect shady spot for a respite from the sun, or a late afternoon beverage.  It is also wired with lights so you can stay out well after sunset

The backyard is a perfect oasis. Fences surround the entire yard for privacy and the landscaping gives it a tropical feeling

The backyard is a perfect oasis. Fences surround the entire yard for privacy and the landscaping gives it a tropical feeling

The pool and gazebo fit perfectly into the surrounding nature, with the landscaped yard and rolling hills of the San Francisco suburb

The pool and gazebo fit perfectly into the surrounding nature, with the landscaped yard and rolling hills of the San Francisco suburb

The house is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac for added privacy.  It is also located near several parks and walking trails.   

Sullenberger, who retired from US Airways in 2010, has written two New York Times bestsellers, and he is a sought after speaker on safety and crisis management. 

He and his wife of 28 years, Lorrie, have not been living in the Danville home. According to the Sacramento Business Journal the couple purchased a four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home in Truckee near the Northstar Ski Resort for $2.4million in 2013. 

Sullenberger is best known for the 'Miracle on the Hudson' landing this jet in 2009 with no engines, saving the lives of all 155 souls aboard the US Airways plane 

Sullenberger is best known for the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ landing this jet in 2009 with no engines, saving the lives of all 155 souls aboard the US Airways plane 

 



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