A modern high-ranch with brick veneer and black windows, re-imagined and redesigned by North Shore architect Brian Shore, is on the market in Merrick for $699,000.

The 1962 six-bedroom, three-bath home was renovated in 2011 by Rona Levine Interiors. It features a sunken den with wood-textured ceramic floor tile and a lower-level walkway carpeted on the diagonal, giving the hallway a wider appearance. The den is recessed to heighten its lofty ceilings, and it is dramatized by vibrant red walls.

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Natural light enters through tall, vertical windows to brighten the spacious living room, with white crown molding accents consistent with the rest of the house.

One of the two downstairs bedrooms has been converted into a gym, and a climate-controlled wine room holds 600 bottles in cedar racks. There's an attached two-car garage.

"It's a larger model home, and I haven't been in another house like this," says Douglas Elliman Real Estate's Margaret Biegelman of the 2,800-square-foot house. "The finishes make it stand out among the rest."