Amagansett, NY Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, has handled both sides of the $6.175 million sale of Gansett Green Manor. Lisa Ferraro and Dana Forbes of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty listed and sold Gansett Green for their client, Leslie and Jed Feldman. Gansett Green Manor, located at 273 Main St., was bought by WTI, Inc., (WTI) a private investment firm based in California. The wedding venue property features 14 guestrooms.
Gansett Green Manor has remained open during the transition in ownership, actively welcoming guests and booking weddings and other events as usual. Sylvia Wong, director of WTI, Inc., is working with the Feldmans until the end of the year to learn directly from them before implementing any changes. WTI’s intention is for the Gansett Green Manor property and venue to remain authentic. This is WTI’s first venture in the hospitality industry.
“Gansett Green’s simplicity and authenticity particularly appealed to us,” said Wong. “The property is surrounded by farmlands and has beautiful grounds. It feels like you are away from the crowds, but Gansett Green is in the heart of the village, and in walking distance of two gorgeous oceanfront beaches.”
“The former owners, Leslie and Jed, are beloved by Gansett Green’s guests. We are putting together a memory book in their honor – guests are invited to send well wishes and pictures that capture their happy memories at the hotel,” Wong said.
“Sylvia is a ‘world wanderer ‘and an avid traveler and has always wanted to fulfill her vision of being an hotelier and share her favorite ‘travel secrets’ with her guests,” they said. “She has fallen in love with the Gansett Green Manor and will be a wonderful steward for the property. We are overjoyed to have found her,” said the Feldmans.
Gansett Green Manor, which occupies close to two acres, was once part of the Schellenger family homestead. The Schellengers were one of Amagansett’s first four families, settling in the area in 1690 and farming the acreage between Abrahams Path and Conklin St. on Main St., extending back to Town Ln.
While the property was a working farm over many years, Gansett Green Manor has been operating as a hotel/wedding venue for close to 50 years. Several buildings on the property date back 100 years or more. The Innkeeper’s Cottage is 125 years old and was at one time the main farmhouse. The barn dates from around the same time and the original hayloft pulley is still in place at the top of the barn.
The captain’s quarters is reputed to date circa 1765 and the smaller cottages were built pre-World War 2.