Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Your Mama Hears...

...From the Shelter Island Snitch that Shorewood Manor, once the summer digs of former New York State governor Hugh Carey, has finally been sold.

Shelter Island local Chris Knight purchased the spectacular (but somewhat shabby) 8.5 acre property in early 2007 for $10,000,000 and immediately put it back on the market with a shocking $33,000,000 asking price which was later hacked to $24,900,000 and then again chopped to $22,400,000.

Property records do not yet reveal a buyer or a sale price, but Snitch whispered to Your Mama that Mister Knight had several offers to chose from and the lucky winner of the property hails from the land of Rolex. That would be Switzerland puppies...at least that's where Your Mama's Submariner comes from. All that coy little Snitch would reveal about the sale price was that it is "in the double digits" and provides a "handsome profit" for all parties involved in the (rumored to be) record setting deal.

8 comments:

StPaulSnowman said...

Viewing Mama's previous photos, it looks as though this place would cost a fortune in Weed-begone and Roundup alone, not to mention insulation. It could probably handle the amusement park rides from Mikey's old spread.

sandpiper said...

Only my baseless assumption, but beyond the charm and seeming potential of the house, standing empty for so long must have rendered it musty and dank. Those odors don't go away, no matter how extensive a renovation. Will be interesting to watch this one play out. Gorgeous property.

Alessandra said...

Oh, I have serious real estate envy on this one. Whoever bought it is very, very smart and very fortunate.

With some TLC, it will be a showplace .

Anonymous said...

You try so, so hard Mama.

sandpiper said...

Very well said, 7:25. We are lucky children.

Anonymous said...

A Rolex is a poseur watch.

Get 'cherself a Patek Mama.

Anonymous said...

Very well said, 7:25. We are lucky children.

This sentence is very inappropriate.Get a grip on yourself

lil' gay boy said...

Indeed we are - as are the new owners who coughed up the bucks for this diamond-in-the-very-very rough.

But 8.5 waterfront acres on Shelter Island is plenty to work with; room for subdividing the property, selling a new home on its own parcel, and taking the proceeds to apply that desperately need TLC to restore this place.

Regardless of which shore it sits on, the sense of isolation in the midst of plenty is wonderful; waterfront views from Shelter Island are incomparable, whether westward to the setting sun, eastward to Gardiner's Bay & Island, southward to the North Haven & the Hamptons or northward to Greenport; with its numerous ponds and bays even inland it's hard to find a "bad" lot. Not to mention one or two other architectural gems on the island, like the Norman Jaffe whose window wall faces into the rising sun over Gardiner's Island (now there's a manor house with a history!)