Owner Vince Albert has been a pioneer in the International Logistics and Sourcing industry for over 30 years. He still maintains his offices and operations, and is opening his home to the public for the first time. Vince Albert remarks, "What can be more emotionally rewarding than restoring an original sea captain's home from the days of international trade between distant lands and the Greenport docks? I still deal with ocean carriers for all my clients on a daily basis, and
respect not only the sea but the captains and crews that make international trade possible."
This Tuscan styled and inspired home grabs you right away with its arched themes all the way through. From the two covered porches to the tops of the eight windows in the cupola, its clear the architect was bringing Europe to the New World. Its sophistication and grace of another century blankets you in a warm and cozy manner.
The home was commissioned by Captain Wells, a married father of eight. Captain Wells was a successful whaling captain. Keep in mind that this was before the Civil War and before Abraham Lincoln took office. The turn of the century brought a change, and the new owner was David C. Petty. Mr. Petty owned a popular bottling company whose bottles were made by hand of blown-glass. Two examples are on display at the bottling museum in the midwest and one example is on display at the Wells House.
For your sense of privacy, 81 trees were planted in 2009.
The home envelopes you with antiques and antiquities from the four corners of the globe. Collected over the past 30 years, these items hail from diverse cultures and civilizations. Over 80% of the contents are at least 100 years old. With a keen eye and open mind you will surely find something that fascinates you. Each of the three bedrooms are filled with some of the greatest stories every written for your enjoyment during your stay. The ground floor Great Room is spacious and inviting. This lounge boasts antique furnishings as well as a lovely mantle; it is quiet and warm, perfect for enjoying a cup of tea or a glass of wine, and is open for your pleasure from morning until the late evening.
This Italianate treasure is listed on the National Historic Register, as well as documented and photographed by architectural publications and Greenport's own Historic Preservation guide distributed by the Buildings Department, as the only L-Shaped Italianate in Greenport.
There is much more for you to enjoy at this site, and whether you stay 2 nights or a week, you will be wanting to return again and again. It is your getaway to peace and harmony as much as it is my own.
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