Remsenburg, 3 Kingfisher Cove, $1.849 million
The pond at this Kingfisher Cove home is part of a dramatic landscape that is listed in The Garden Conservancy, says agent Deborah Fink of Town & Country Real Estate. Fink says the pond is home to some of the largest koi she has ever seen -- the homeowners have even named them. Fink says one of the owners is a landscape designer, and "the gardens are her love." Since the home was built in 1970, Fink says the owner has been adding to the year-round gardens with rare specimen plantings and stone paths and benches where guests love to sit and reflect. The pond and gardens have played host to tours from the New York and Brooklyn botanical gardens, as well as local garden tours for charity. The four-bedroom home on the property features reclaimed wood beams and aged barn board. There are 3 1/2 baths, a formal dining room and living room with a fireplace. There's a 60-foot, in-ground, gunite pool, pool house and greenhouse on the 1.59-acre property. The house is equipped with solar panels and the property is protected by deer fencing. Taxes are $9,108. Deborah Fink, Town & Country Real Estate, 516-617-2053.
Melville, 42 Old East Neck Rd., $598,000
The picturesque yard of this Old East Neck Road home features a pond with a waterfall and a gazebo. Agent Batul Morbi of Laffey Fine Homes of Woodbury calls the owners "nature lovers" who added the water features and elaborate landscaping after purchasing the home and enjoy sitting in the gazebo to soak in the scenery. Views of the .70-acre property can also be enjoyed from the balconies and stained-glass Andersen windows that overlook the yard. The four-bedroom high-ranch can be used as a two-family home. Each floor has two bedrooms, a full bathroom, living room and eat-in kitchen. The first floor features a foyer and fireplace and the second floor has a formal dining room. Taxes are $10,708. Batul Morbi, Laffey Fine Homes of Woodbury, 516-859-8037.
Merrick, 19 Arbor Lane, $799,000
A koi pond adds to the quiet ambience of the secluded backyard of this Arbor Lane home, says agent Cindy DiBiasi of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. DiBiasi says the pond and waterfall are the focal point of the fenced-in yard, which she calls a "totally private retreat." The pond is just one of the features that DiBiasi says make the four-bedroom home "better than new." The 1951 expanded ranch has been renovated to include three granite bathrooms, including one with radiant tiles, a granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Andersen windows, a new roof and hardwood floors. There's an extended living room with a fireplace, a den and formal dining room. The 79-by-100-foot property features patio pavers, a motorized awning, security cameras, a generator and two-car garage. Taxes are $16,237. Cindy DiBiasi and Athena Tina Canaris, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-524-1954 and 516-695-8462.