Cutchogue, 955 Pequash Ave., $509,000

Pull up a rocking chair and watch the world go by from the front porch of this cottage-style cape. With a view of the neighborhood, the porch has a mahogany floor. For a change of scenery, there is a deck in the back of the house.

Originally built in 1972, the house was gutted and completely redone and enlarged in 2005. The first floor includes a living room, kitchen, dining room, half-bath and the master bedroom and bathroom. There are another three bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor.

Central air-conditioning and a basement are among the amenities. The house is on a .23-acre parcel near a community bay beach and park. Taxes are $8,286. Henrietta Chituk, Brown Harris Stevens, 516-381-7923.

Babylon, 45 The Crescent, $1.295 million

Victorians with rocking-chair porches, such as this grand dame, were quite popular in the 19th century. With many original details, this house -- built on George Street in 1870 -- was moved to its current location in 1894. (It's not known who moved the house and why.) Wood floors, moldings, pocket doors, tin ceilings, two fireplaces, dual staircases and a fourth-floor widow's watch cupola are among vintage details.

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Modern amenities include central air-conditioning, radiant heat floors and a 21st century kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. About 3,956 square feet, the house has 12 rooms, five of which are bedrooms. There are two bathrooms and a half-bath.

In the basement, there is a wine cellar that can accommodate more than 2,000 bottles. Outside on the 105-by-330-foot property, there is extensive decking with a pergola, as well as a restored carriage house. Taxes, including an additional village tax, are $18,137. Joanne Kline, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-575-9693.

Westbury, 130 Whitney St., $659,000

Flower boxes lend charm to this rocking-chair porch, which wraps to the side of this seven-room Colonial. Inside, there are many other details, including decorative moldings and windows, as well as pocket doors and wood floors.

There are two fireplaces -- one wood-burning, the other gas. The wood-burning fireplace is shared by the living and dining rooms, while the gas fireplace is in the den, where the ceiling is vaulted. The eat-in kitchen features country style cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.


All three bedrooms are on the second floor, where there is a full bathroom. A half-bath is on the main level. Amenities include central air-conditioning, a partially finished basement and one-car garage.

The house is on an 85-by-100-foot lot near all schools. Taxes, including an additional village tax, are $13,663. Nancy Jarvis, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, 516-850-2110.