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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Open House Watch: See 8 Franklin Square homes

This house at 724 Naple Ave. in Franklin

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom Cape on Naple Avenue in Franklin Square is on the market for $529,000. “It’s on an oversized property of 80-by-100-feet,” says listing agent Monica Altmann of Douglas Elliman Real Estate (516-354-6500). The backyard features a deck off the kitchen. “It can fit two large tables and two large umbrellas,” Altmann says. Built in 1949, the home has been updated. “Everything...

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Lindenhurst boaters' home features tiki bar boathouse

Eleanor Ketcham, 79, and her husband Spencer, 80,

(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

A four-bedroom, four-bathroom expanded ranch in Lindenhurst, which is listed for $560,000, comes with an unusual perk: a 950-square-foot tiki bar. The bar -- originally a boathouse built in 1924 – includes electricity, a bathroom and a long history of good times, says owner Spencer Ketcham, 80.

“We also own the property next door, so we have empty boat slips for our friends to stop by,” he...

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All the world's a stage at this West Islip home

This West Islip home, on the market for

(Credit: Realty Connect USA.)

This West Islip home, on the market for $799,900, was built in 1892 as a carriage house and has been expanded through the years to 5,600 square feet. It now has six bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms.

In the 1970s, the then-homeowner built a stage and hosted opera performances, says listing agent Albert Jacabacci, of Realty Connect USA. It is said that members of the New York City Opera would come...

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Second Entenmann property comes on market

Four parcels on nearly seven acres along East

(Credit: Doug Kunz)

A second Entenmann family property has come on the market — a nearly 7-acre compound on Lake Montauk listed for $24.95 million.

The property, listed with Gary DePersia, of The Corcoran Group, is owned by Charles and Wendy Entenmann. Charles is the son of Charles Entenmann, one of the three Entenmann brothers who expanded their father’s Bay Shore bakery operation to a national level. The property...

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Brookville home features dining room mural

The mural in the dining room of this

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International)

This brick center-hall Colonial in Brookville may have been built in 1995, but it has the feeling of a grand English manor home. The seven-bedroom, 5½-bathroom home was recently listed for $3.588 million.

In the dining room is a mural painted on canvas by a Russian artist. The library has a circular staircase and a built-in paneled wet bar. There’s a dual fireplace between it and the den....

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Why you should buy their house in Cold Spring Harbor

Katherine and Marc Dattoma with their daughter, Kayla,

(Credit: Johnny Milano)

Sellers: Katherine and Marc Dattoma

Address: 35 Grove St., Cold Spring Harbor

Asking price: $869,000

The basics: A three-bedroom, three-bath expanded cape on a 0.17-acre lot.

The competition: A three-bedroom, two-bath Colonial on Main Street is listed for $729,000.

Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on Grove Street sold May 12, 2014, for $935,000.


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News 12: See the Entenmann properties, and more

Pictured here is a nearly 7-acre compound for

(Credit: Doug Kunz)

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 Antoinette Biordi on a tour of four luxe properties. 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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Spacious Calverton house has upscale lodge appeal

This 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 1812 Middle Road

(Credit: Town and Country Real Estate)

Hidden away in Calverton is a house that is described as "pure swank, a gentleman's upscale lodge home" in the listing. It seems to accurately describe the personality of the property, listed for $979,000.

The sense of privacy is created by the 6.68-acre lot. Two acres are for house, barn and lawn, and the rest is woods.

The three-bedroom, 2½-bath home was built in 1980 and sprawls over...

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Southampton home priced at $4.5 million is shipshape

The sunken pool is part of the nautical

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Buyers looking for a home with a sea theme will find it in the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home in Southampton re-listed for $4.5 million. It was listed in 2012 for $5.995 million.

The architect who designed the house knew the owner's father was an admiral in the Navy and that the family grew up surrounded by the rich history of the sea, says Tom Ragan, the current owner.

The roof over...

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Former Fort Salonga farm a horse-lover's dream

Horses and equestrians are the decor theme in

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Everything inside a former horse farm in Fort Salonga on the market for $1.189 million is equestrian themed, from the horseshoe prints on the bar to the big, barnlike kitchen sink to the pictures on the walls.

The homeowners had nine horses when they were running Hidden Hollow Farm on the property. The farm started in the 1970s, and the current homeowners ran it from 1996 to 2010. They gave...

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