Bohemia, 22 Karshick St., $399,000

Currently used as a man-cave, a den for the men in the house,  the finished basement in this seven-room expanded ranch has two big rooms, says the homeowner. Carpeting, floor moldings and recessed lighting are among the features.

On the main level there are wood floors, cathedral ceilings, moldings, recessed lighting and French doors. The layout -- cooled by central air conditioning -- includes a living room with a fireplace, a dining room, a sunroom and an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops. There are two bathrooms and three bedrooms, including the master suite.

Outside, there is a patio with an awning, a firepit and a shed with electricity. Taxes are $9,900. Joelle Coughlin, Long Island Flat Fee Realty, 516-699-8600.

Aquebogue, 21 Wake Robin Lane, $669,900

When the homeowners downsized into this custom 3,400-square-foot postmodern, they say they were faced with re-creating a home theater to accommodate their collection of more than 8,000 titles. So they finished the basement and created a soundproof media room. It has a nine-foot ceiling with recessed lighting.

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Upstairs, the wow factor is in the two-story circular entrance foyer, which offers a glimpse into the other rooms. The layout includes a great room with a gas fireplace, a formal dining room and a kitchen with granite countertops and upgraded cabinets with rollout shelves. There's also a butler's pantry with a wet bar and a screened back porch with an electric retractable awning.

Of four bedrooms, two are master suites, one on each floor. All the bathrooms (three full and one half-bath) have Kohler Devonshire brushed nickel faucets. Other details include wood floors and bay windows. The house is located in The Highlands, where amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts and fitness center. Taxes are $12,660; HOA fees, $382 per month. Vicky Germaise, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 917-576-0827.

Bethpage, 24 N. Coronet Crescent, $459,990

This home's finished basement runs the length of this six-room ranch. Freshly painted in a tan hue, the basement has vinyl tile flooring and floor moldings, as well as multiple closets. The laundry room and utilities room are also in the basement.

On the main level, the layout includes three bedrooms, the living room, dining room and updated kitchen with a granite floor, stainless steel appliances and "loads of cabinets," the agent says. There are wood floors. The windows and siding are also updated.


The house is set on a 62-by-121-foot lot with a fenced yard and a long extended driveway. Amenities include central air conditioning and in-ground sprinklers. Taxes are $10,526. Randi DeGeorge, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 516-848-4038.