If you want a house with a generator
705 Carrington Rd., Cutchogue
Five days. That's how long the 30-kilowatt Onan generator at this nine-room Victorian kept the electricity going until power was restored after superstorm Sandy. "It ran spotlessly," says the seller, noting that he and his wife even did laundry. About 30 percent of the 500-gallon tank of propane was used for the last outage. The generator, which switches on within 20 seconds of a power outage, hums quietly, notes the homeowner. It also feeds the detached, two-plus car garage, but not the attached, two-car garage. Other mechanicals include a solar hot water heater. Built in 2007 on a .63-acre parcel in Nassau Point, the house features wood floors, a fireplace, moldings and recessed lighting, as well as a chef's kitchen. There are six bedrooms, and the master suite is on the main level. There are 21/2 bathrooms.
Vicky Germaise and Margaret Zarcone, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-298-6146 and 917-407-4377, respectively.
28 Edwards Lane, Glen Cove
While this 10-room Colonial is equipped with a whole-house gas-operated generator, it hasn't been hooked up yet, says the listing agent, noting it will need a city inspection. Once set up, the 20-kilowatt natural gas generator will automatically flip on in the event of a power failure. Controls are in a service panel. Other amenities include an elevator, an indoor lap pool and radiant-heat gutters, which melt snow and ice to prevent leaks. Interior features include a fireplace, wood floors, decorative moldings, French doors and built-in shelves. The renovated kitchen is designed with white cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. There are four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-baths. The lot is 134 by 171 feet.
Paul Mateyunas, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, Locust Valley, 516-759-4800
27 Roxbury Rd., Port Washington
When the power goes out, the 15-kilowatt Generac generator in this renovated split-level automatically turns on. Fueled by natural gas, the generator powers essential appliances and most interior outlets. It shuts down once power is restored. While the generator runs once a week to charge the battery and circulate oil, the homeowners have it serviced every three months. Servicing includes a filter change. The sound of the machine can be compared to that of a central air-conditioning unit, the sellers say. Other features include wood floors, a fireplace, new doors and new windows. The layout includes a living room and a family room off the dining room. The renovated kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. There are three bedrooms and two new bathrooms. The lot is 60 by 100 feet.