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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

There are two theaters at this $3.29M Great Neck home

One of two home theaters at a Great

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This Great Neck home, listed for $3.29 million, comes with two home theaters.

In the kitchen-den area, a screen comes down from the ceiling with a high-definition projector for playing movies. Seller Saul Modlin has four children 9 and under, so he also has a Nintendo Wii hooked up to the screen along with a Blu-ray player and the capability to stream from iTunes.

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Waterslide turns Dix Hills home into a park-like oasis

"As nice as the house is, the backyard

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Who needs a trip to Splish Splash when you can spend the summers in this water park-like backyard in Dix Hills? The sloping, landscaped property features a waterslide into the free-form pool. The property is on the market for $2.249 million.

“It’s very dramatic,” says listing agent Paulette Nadel of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “It’s like Disney World.”

Up on the hill is a sports court,...

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Old Westbury home comes with its own sports complex

The Old Westbury estate's sports emporium comes with

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A complete sports emporium — including a 74-by-56-foot basketball court, gym, locker room, kitchen and sauna — is on the market as part of an Old Westbury estate for $6.998 million.

The owners had the sports center built for the family and children in the neighborhood to have a place to play basketball.

“There were often times where my son would play basketball with the neighborhood...

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News 12: Take the Rich Cribs quiz

This house in Old Field is listed for

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Newsday LI Home editor Valerie Kellogg appeared on News 12 Long Island Tuesday night, as she does every Tuesday night around 7:15, to talk about high-end Long Island homes.

This week she took News 12's Lea Tyrrell on a tour of villas -- and then gave her a quiz on which has the highest asking price. Here's the clip, in case you missed it, with a list of the agents representing each of the...

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Why you should buy their house in Center Moriches

Susan Schuler and Curt Stork, outside their Center

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Sellers: Susan Schuler and Curt Stork

Address: 17 Beachfern Rd., Center Moriches

Asking price: $474,900

The basics: A four-bedroom, three-bath expanded ranch on a private, wooded .63-acre lot

The competition: A four-bedroom, 3½-bath expanded ranch on Orchard Neck Road is listed for $499,900.

Recent sale in the area: A two-bedroom ranch on the same street sold Dec. 23...

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Ultracontemporary $22.995M Sagaponack home

Outside this Sagaponack home, listed for $22.995 million,

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A 12,000-square-foot ultracontemporary home in Sagaponack on more than 3 acres was recently listed for $22.995 million.

Builder Jay Bialsky teamed up with Sag Harbor architect Val Florio and interior-design firm Grade NYC to develop the "trendsetting" home. Highlights include a dramatic two-story great room with full-length bay windows and a fireplace of Basaltina lava stone and black marble,...

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A Levittown house built before Levitt came

This antique Levittown Colonial has a large enclosed

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This antique in Levittown is definitely not a Levitt house. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom Colonial was built around 1870, a good 75 years before the post-World War II suburb was created. It is listed for $368,000.

Not much is known about the history of the house, which sits on a 98-by-193-foot property and has a large enclosed front porch and cellar doors. There are hardwood floors as well...

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1840 Mattituck farmhouse comes with pond

While most vintage North Fork homes are on

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While most vintage North Fork homes are on busy Route 25, this 1840 farmhouse in Mattituck on the market for $799,000 is a little off the beaten path, set on a grassy slope and encircled by three wooded acres. A small pond completes the bucolic picture. The house on Cox Neck Road (named for the home’s original owner, Luther Cox) is a short bike ride to Breakwater Beach and Mattituck’s village center.

Also...

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CNBC to feature Upper Brookville mansion

This Upper Brookville estate, which is for sale,

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A $12.995 million Upper Brookville estate will appear Saturday night in a segment of CNBC’s “Secret Lives of the Super Rich.”

The show, which starts at 8 p.m., features listing agent Maria Babaev of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who will take host Robert Frank on a tour of a Chestnut Hill manse where one can swim indoors, bowl or catch a movie. Viewers will also learn what Babaev’s favorite...

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News 12: Hamptons homes with big price tags

This North Haven home, 60 Forest Rd, Sag

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Newsday LI Home editor Valerie Kellogg appeared on News 12 Long Island Tuesday night, as she does every Tuesday night around 7:15, to talk about high-end Long Island homes.

This week she took News 12's Ted David on a tour of the homes. Here's the clip, in case you missed it, with a list of the agents representing each of the properties. To see past segments, click here.

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