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Wendt Corp. president pays $1.5 million for East Amherst home

The president of Wendt Corp. has purchased a $1.5 million home in East Amherst.

Thomas Wendt Jr. bought the 4,700-square-foot home on Brice Landing Court from Robert and Donna Briceland, the owners of Brownstone Homes, a designer and builder of custom homes. The deal closed this week, according to a deed filed Tuesday with the Erie County Clerk's Office, with Wendt buying the home through a limited liability company.

The Bricelands developed the Brice Landing Court subdivision, located off Muegel Road just north of Transit Valley Country Club. Brownstone Homes built this house in 2015 for the Bricelands' use, Donna Briceland said. They previously lived in another home in the subdivision that they sold in 2014 to Sabres forward Matt Moulson for $1.1 million.

This house has three bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms, a movie theater and a floor-to-ceiling, glass-enclosed wine rack.

The Bricelands weren't looking to sell, but Wendt connected with Robert Briceland and they struck a deal, Donna said. The Bricelands may build another home on one of the two undeveloped lots they still own in the 10-lot subdivision, she said.

Wendt Corp. manufactures scrap metal shredders at its facility in Cheektowaga. Wendt's father, Thomas Sr., founded the family-owned business in 1977. His attorney did not immediately respond to a message from The Buffalo News.

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