John Travolta’s house in Florida has two runways that will lead you to the front door of his home. The 60-year old actor, as everyone knows, is a licensed private pilot who has five aircraft so it’s not surprising to see that his home is like a functional airport.
“We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment’s notice, and we succeeded at that,” Travolta explained in an interview with Australia’s “Today” last Thursday.“For the last 11 years, we’ve been able to globe-trot for Qantas and movies … I’ve been really able to operate out of this house for business and personal reasons,” he added.
It was in 2002 when Travolta became an “ambassador-at-large” for Qantas, and since then, he has been keeping his Qantas Boeing 707 at his house in Florida. “I can’t call it modern—it’s really a midcentury-style home,” the actor said about his house.
According to John’s designer, Sherri James, John has his own vision of how he wanted it to be, and that they just implemented all of his ideas. The whole house plan took about six years, while the construction, two years.
“It was always John’s dream to have planes in his front yard—to practically be able to pull up to the house—so that when you wanted to go to dinner, all you’d have to do was step out the door, get on the plane and whisk off,” Travolta’s wife, Kelly Preston, declared.
Travolta’s home is in Jumbolair Aviation Estates in Ocala, Florida, a community that lets the residents land their own jets. It was reported that Travolta is the first homeowner to offer fly-in, fly-out access.