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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Oyster Bay Cove home's surprise: slot-car track

This Oyster Bay Cove home, which comes with

(Credit: Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates)

When the owners had their five-bedroom Oyster Bay Cove home custom-built in 1993, they were looking for a fun house — and fun is what they got.

The 7,200-square-foot home in the Tall Oaks neighborhood that recently hit the market has a 23-by-18-foot rock-climbing wall in the family room, an entire room devoted to a professional slot-car racing track and an outdoor, lighted basketball half-court.

“Everybody...

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Why you should buy their house in Mount Sinai

Catherine and Kevin Jones sit in the family

(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Sellers: Kevin and Catherine Jones

Address: 3 Sunken Valley Rd., Mount Sinai

Asking price: $889,990

The basics: A four-bedroom, four-bathroom Postmodern on .79 acre

The competition: A five-bedroom, 3½-bath Contemporary around the corner is listed for $829,990.

Recent sale in the area: A five-bedroom, 4½-bath Colonial on Little Harbor Road sold June 3 for $700,000.

Taxes:...

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Noyack glass house sells for more than $13M

A glass beach house in Noyack designed by

(Credit: Sanders & Associates)

A glass beach house in Noyack designed by architect Roger Ferris recently sold for a little more than its $13 million listing price. Ferris, who also designed the Bridge Golf Club clubhouse in Bridgehampton, built this house to maximize the water views, says listing agent Alan Schnurman of Saunders & Associates.

The furnished home was on the market less than a month before it went into...

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News 12: LI homes with something extra

This Oyster Bay Cove home, which comes with

(Credit: Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and E)

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 three 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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Glen Cove Legend house comes with boat slip

This house, listed for $2.988 million, is part

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International)

One 5,700-square-foot four-bedroom home, built in 2000 and on the market for $2.988 million, has the luxuries you would expect from a Gold Coast residence: two-story entry with grand staircase, fireplace, professional-grade kitchen appliances. And it has amenities that most single-family homes can’t boast: landscaping, snow removal and 24-hour security.

The house is part of the Legend Yacht...

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Open house watch: See 6 Baldwin homes this weekend

This home on Cramer Court in Baldwin is

(Credit: Laffey Fine Homes)

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on Cramer Court in Baldwin is on the market for $465,000. “It is a split that has been totally updated,” says listing agent Kathleen Myers, of Laffey Fine Homes (516-333-0025). There are four levels of living space. With a finished basement, “you could easily have a second living room or a recreation room down there,” says Myers. “There is also tons of storage,...

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Hobbit-like house comes on market in Southold

This two-bedroom cottage in Southold sits on 2.28

Between the colorful gardens, the diminutive scale and the shabby-chic interior design, this cottage for sale in Southold looks like it’s straight out of “The Hobbit.”

The two-bedroom, one-bath home recently came on the market for $900,000.

“It’s like a fairy tale house, very rustic,” says listing agent Mary Lentini of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

Rustic, it is....

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Open House Watch: See 6 Ronkonkoma homes this weekend

A three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage-style ranch on North Huron

(Credit: Century 21 Bays Edge Realty)

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage-style ranch on North Huron Street in Ronkonkoma is on the market for $299,999. “It is a very charming little house that would be great for first-time home buyers or for someone downsizing,” says listing agent Lisa Silverstein of Century 21 Bays Edge Realty (631-563-1616). “It was originally a summer cottage that was converted.” She says there are cathedral...

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LI tennis house where Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson played for sale

The tennis house is the only remaining structure

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International)

The tennis house is the only remaining structure of the original 400-acre Winthrop Estate in Woodbury, and it recently came on the market, along with a four-bedroom Colonial that was built on the property in the 1960s, for $1.299 million.

The tennis house was built in the 1920s by Henry Rogers Winthrop, a millionaire banker and director of the Long Island Rail Road, and his wife, Alice Woodward...

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Why you should buy her house in Farmingdale

Gail Fine stands in the eat-in kitchen of

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Seller: Gail Fine

Address: 10 Stratford Green, Farmingdale

Asking price: $314,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath town house condo in the Stratford Green development on Hempstead Turnpike.

The competition: A similar size end unit in the same complex is listed for $429,000.Recent sale in the area: A similar size unit in the complex sold in mid-July for $323,500.

Taxes:...

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