NEW HYDE PARK
524 N. First St.
Newly finished, the basement in this six-room Cape runs the length of the house, says the listing agent. Features include Pergo flooring, floor molding, recessed lighting and a full bathroom. The owners have the basement set up with couches and tables, adds the agent. Upstairs, on the main level, where there are wood floors, the layout includes a living room and an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. A full bathroom and two bedrooms are also on this level, while another two bedrooms are on the second floor. Exterior updates include a new roof and siding. The house is on a 40-by-100-foot parcel with a deck and a detached 1 1/2-car garage. Grace Desiderio, ERA Caputo Realty, 516-662-5906
411 Middle Rd.
About 1,000 square feet, the finished basement in this updated 3,600- square-foot Colonial has new carpeting and recessed lighting. It's one large space, says the listing agent, noting that there is a bonus area that can be used in many ways, such as for storage or as a media room. As for the rest of the house, there are wood floors and Andersen windows throughout. There is a fireplace in the den, while the kitchen is designed in part with a pantry, granite countertops and a side- by-side refrigerator. The house has five bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms, including a guest suite on the first floor and a master suite on the second. The master has a cedar walk-in closet and a soaking tub in the bathroom. Outside, the half-acre parcel is landscaped with deck and an in-ground pool. Amenities include a two-car garage. Julie Poidomani, Realty Connect USA, 631-881-5957
320 Riverside Ave.
With the kids in mind, the owners finished about 400 square feet of this full basement. With blue painted walls and recessed lighting, the play area is styled in part with rubberized flooring, little chairs and a TV. The rest of the basement contains a storage area, utility room and the washer and dryer. Other features of this updated house include wood floors, a wood-burning stove and a new kitchen with granite countertops and backsplash. There are three bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. Built in 1924 with a front covered porch, the house sits on a 40-by-100-foot lot. Amenities include central air-conditioning, a rear deck and detached one-car garage. Cory Knopf, Hal Knopf Realty, 516-375-7727