HUNTINGTON, 11 Cider Mill Lane, $679,000

The mudroom in this completely renovated split-level is accessible from either the two-car garage or a separate outdoor entrance. With melted snow comes lots of mud, and the location of this mudroom helps to keep the outside mess contained within the one area, says the listing agent. The space has windows and a tile floor and is designed with a storage bench with a seat, a coatrack and an umbrella stand. The washer and dryer, hidden behind folding doors, as well as a powder room, also are part of the mudroom.

The room leads to the family room or a finished basement, which is set up with a playroom, office and concealed storage area. Back upstairs, other features include wood floors, moldings and freshly painted walls. Of nine rooms, there is a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room and an updated kitchen with white cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

All three bedrooms, including the master suite, are separate from the main living areas. There are two updated bathrooms and a half-bath. Downtown Huntington is less than one mile away. Taxes are $16,153. Mary O'Rourke Cashin, 917-854-0347.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, 42 Cedar Ave., $879,000

Keeping with the traditional style of this updated nine-room Colonial, the mudroom is outfitted with beadboard as well as built-in lockers, a storage bench and a double-coat closet. The hall off the mudroom leads to a formal living room, kitchen and to the playroom in the finished basement.

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The main level includes a den, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a powder room. All four bedrooms, including the master suite with spa bathroom and walk-in closet, are on the second floor, while a finished attic is on the third floor. There are two bathrooms and a half-bath.

Wood floors, moldings, wainscoting, a fireplace and French doors are among the features. Other updates include a new roof, windows and siding. The property is 50 by 125 feet. Total taxes, including a village tax, are $18,279. Debbie Ford, Century 21 Sherlock Homes, 516-429-9986.

WESTBURY, 170 Henry St., $799,000

Rebuilt from the ground up six years ago, this 3,350-square-foot Colonial with covered front porch boasts a mudroom with wainscoting. The room is outfitted with two benches, hooks for school bags and cubby holes for shoes. A full bathroom and a laundry room also are part of the space.

Mud-free zones include the living room, family room and the formal dining room, which has a stone wood-burning fireplace. The eat-in kitchen, from which the mudroom is accessible, has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. All four bedrooms are on the second floor. There are three bathrooms, as well as an unfinished attic and basement.

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Wood floors, moldings, recessed lighting and French doors are among the appointments. A detached heated three-car garage is on the 133-by-135-foot parcel. Taxes, including a village tax, are $16,620. Janine Fakiris and Giselle DiMasi, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, 516-674-2000.