If you want a house for $550,000
Set in Southold Shores -- a private bayfront community -- this new eight-room Contemporary overlooks Shelter Island. On a .59-acre lot, the house has front and rear porches. Interior features include an open floor plan with wood floors and lots of windows. The living room is designed with a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace, while the eat-in kitchen is outfitted with wood cabinets, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. There are three bedrooms, including the master suite, which has a tray ceiling and is on the main level. There are a total of 2 1/2 bathrooms. Amenities include a full basement and a two-car garage. Residents have access to a private beach and are entitled to enter a lottery to get a boat slip at the community marina. Nicholas Planamento, Town & Country Real Estate, 631-298-0600
1285 Darby Rd.
Originally a Cape Cod, this seven-room Colonial was renovated and expanded by the former owner, who was a craftsman. The house has a ground-floor master suite with a walk-in closet and bathroom. The eat-in kitchen was remodeled with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The eating area has a bay window, as does the dining area, which also has a built-in hutch. Wood floors and moldings are found throughout. The finished basement -- fashioned with oak floors, trim, moldings and a fireplace -- has a den, family room and bathroom as well as Surround Sound. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The house is on a 108-by-68 foot lot with a pond. Marty Sorrentino, RE/MAX Innovations, 516-551-0082
15 Hyacinth Lane
Expanded and updated, this eight-room house features an eat-in kitchen with white cabinets, stainless-steel appliances and a center island. The house has a master suite, and there are another three bedrooms and two updated bathrooms. Other features include wood floors, recessed lighting and a den with a vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows. Amenities include a new roof and finished basement. Joanne Christoforou, RE/MAX Beyond, 631-862-1100