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The pandemic made the restoration venture take longer than deliberate, however Shelter Island will lastly get its most historic Peconic Bay-front resort again this summer season.
On June 17, The Pridwin will start receiving company for the primary time since November 2019. Nevertheless it gained’t be precisely the identical property that pre-pandemic company could bear in mind. The $28 million redevelopment on Crescent Seashore by Curtis Bashaw’s Cape Resorts is an inside-and-out improve of the beloved however run-down resort that first opened in 1929.
The brand new Pridwin will boast 16 non-public cottages on the seven-acre grounds, 49 visitor rooms in the principle constructing, a restored foyer and public areas, and a classy restaurant, in addition to a non-public seaside and pool companies.
Colleen Bashaw, Cape Advisors’ vice chairman of design who’s Curtis’s sister, created Pridwin’s new look. It retains the unique construction’s bones and a few of its fixtures however introduces fashionable motifs to enhance the historic components. Three chandeliers reclaimed from the 1927 eating room can be re-hung within the restored higher foyer.
The property goals to take advantage of swelling demand for Shelter Island lodging. The island’s most well-known inn, the celebrity-magnet Sundown Seashore Lodge, has solely 20 visitor rooms.
Pridwin may have a extra discreet atmosphere. It’ll possible draw new clientele to the limited-access island, which will be reached solely by ferries from Sag Harbor within the Hamptons or from Greenport on the North Fork.
Bashaw’s Pridwin associate is the Petry household, who’ve owned and operated the resort since 1961.
“They’ve an unlimited legacy function,” Bashaw stated.
Cape Resorts is the working associate.
Bashaw deliberate to take over Pridwin almost three years in the past however the venture was unsurprisingly delayed by the arrival of the coronavirus.
He likened Pridwin’s revival to the reopening of Manhattan’s Chelsea Lodge by totally different builders.
“Like on the Chelsea, we’re bringing again a legacy. Pridwin was an icon however it wasn’t renovated because the Seventies. We love restoring previous locations and this one has the old-school attraction and vibe,” he stated.
Cape additionally owns Sag Harbor’s Barron’s Cove resort and a number of other others in Cape Might, New Jersey.