Thursday, September 8, 2016
Browns Owner Sells Nantucket Property
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
Cleveland Browns owner James A "Jimmy" Haslam has sold his Nantucket vacation home for $6.7 million, more than $3 million less than the original asking price. In fact with the inclusion of an adjacent parcel in the deal, Haslam is getting $6 million less than his original asking price.
Massachusetts land records show the Haslam property was sold to the Jen Sankaty Lighthouse Trust. Michael Altman and Alexandria Stewart Altman are listed as the trustees. The Altmans reside in Bedford Corners, N.Y.
Haslam, the records show, took back a $5.5 million mortgage providing the financing for the transaction. The property is located at 37 Sankaty Head Road.
The deal also includes a second adjacent parcel for which Haslam was seeking an additional $3 million.
Haslam, who also heads the national truck stop chain, Pilot Flying J, first put the property on the sales block for just under $10 million in 2015. He purchased the property in 2006 for $3.85 million.
Real estate advertisements for the ocean front property show it has six bedrooms and a 2 bed room guest house.
Named "Southern Winds," the home was built after Haslam took ownership.
As listed on Sotheby's in early 2015 here is a description of the property:
"Southern Winds" is a magnificent, Lyman Perry designed, ocean front estate with panoramic views of the Atlantic, Sesachacha Pond, Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Great Point, Nantucket Sound and town in the distance. With gorgeous custom finish work that is perfect in both design and execution, grand rooms that are magnificent in both scale and proportion, beautiful landscape design and breathtaking views from every room, this property - which includes a six bedroom main residence, two-bedroom guest cottage and garage - is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for the most discriminating buyer.