Robert Entenmann Lists Long Island Estate for $25 Million
July 29, 2014 - New York
After his family sold Entenmann's, the famed baked goods company, Robert Entenmann bought a farm on Long Island's North Fork.
But he didn't abandon his heritage: The roughly 8,000-square-foot house he built on the property has a commercial-grade "baking room," for whipping up tasty treats.
"It's in the genes," said Sheri Winter Clarry of the Corcoran Group, who is now listing the Jamesport property on behalf of Mr. Entenmann for $25 million.
Named "Big E Farm," the roughly 200-acre property is the site of Martha Clara Vineyards and is the largest parcel for sale on the East End, Ms. Clarry said.
Mr. Entenmann, who is in his mid-80s, first purchased the former potato farm in 1980, she said, and has added acreage to it over the years.
At first he used the land as a horse farm, but in 1995 he began planting grapes on the property. Martha Clara, named after his mother, now has over 100 acres of vineyards, and the winery is well-known in the area.
There are 15 buildings on the property, Ms. Clarry said, including Mr. Entenmann's five-bedroom, 6½-bathroom home, which has an in-ground heated pool.
There are three other homes on the property which are used to house the winery staff, she said, as well as barns and winemaking facilities. All of the winery's equipment and inventory is available for sale along with the property, she said.
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