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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Why you should buy their house in Northport

Beatrice and John Lonigro in their spacious and

(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

Sellers: John and Beatrice Lonigro

Address: 2 Fleet Ct., Northport

Asking price $869,000

The basics: A five-bedroom, four-bath farm ranch on a 1.1-acre lot

The competition: A five-bedroom, 4½-bath Contemporary on Porpoise Court is listed for $999,900.

Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, 3½-bath Colonial on Clipper Drive sold in March for $830,000.

Taxes:...

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Open House Watch: See 5 Holtsville homes this weekend

This home at 6 Priscilla Ave. in Holtsville

(Credit: Realty Connect USA)

The asking price for this four-bedroom, two-bathroom cape-style home at 6 Priscilla Ave. in Holtsville was recently reduced to $364,000. “There is a huge sunroom that is 15 feet by 30 feet with skylights,” says listing agent Cynthia Fiore of Realty Connect USA (877-647-1092). The sunroom looks onto a professionally landscaped property located near a wooded area. “The kitchen has been all updated...

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Why you should buy her house in Massapequa

Jean Kappes next to the granite countertop that

(Credit: Uli Seit)

Seller: Jean Kappes

Address: 6 Brightwater Place, Massapequa

Asking price: $599,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, 1½-bath expanded ranch on a 144-by-125-foot waterfront lot at the top of a canal.

The competition: A similar-size home, also at the top of a canal, is listed for $649,620.

Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom Cape on West Shore Drive sold July 28 for $485,000.

Taxes:...

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'Wolf of Wall Street' architect renovated Sands Point home

This Sands Point home, on the market for

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

This Sands Point home, on the market for $4.95 million, was built in 1913 and renovated in 1986 by famed architect Myron Goldfinger. (One of his Long Island designs was featured in a party scene in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”)

The house overlooks Long Island Sound in the back and Manhasset Bay in the front; the home and its 10 rooms face the water. There’s a one-bedroom guest cottage with an...

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$3.65M Atlantic Beach house with 3 kitchens

This renovated 1926 home overlooking Reynolds Channel in

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

This renovated 1926 house overlooking Reynolds Channel in Atlantic Beach listed for $3.65 million takes full advantage of its waterfront location. Seller Joe Iorio, a builder, says the home was constructed before a law went into effect mandating that owners build on only 38 percent of the property.

“It’s a house that can’t be rebuilt, that’s for sure,” Iorio says.

The property includes...

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J.Crew chief selling Wainscott home for $26.5M

The head of J Crew is selling his

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate / Aleksandra S. Saland)

The head of J.Crew is selling his waterfront Hamptons property with views of Wainscott Pond for $26.5 million.

The 3,500-square-foot Wainscott home is on 2.3 acres with 315 feet of frontage, says Paul Brennan of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is co-listing the home.

It belongs to Mickey Drexler, the clothing chain’s chairman and chief executive.The location is “one of the most painted...

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A post-and-beam cabin in Manorville

Nestled on a 2.6-acre Manorville property is this

(Credit: Little Bay Realty)

Nestled on a 2.6-acre Manorville property is a one-bedroom, two-bath red oak post-and-beam cabin, on the market for $399,000. The property includes a barn and two sheds near the cabin.

“Post-and-beam framing is put together using no nails but pegs instead,” says homeowner Kathleen McConnell. “The carpenters had to cut the beams to fit each other. It really is a work of art ... and we used...

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Why you should buy their house in Bellmore

Lee Perrotta-Fityo and Paul Fityo in their kitchen

(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Sellers: Lee Perrotta-Fityo and Paul Fityo

Address: 2518 Newbridge Rd., Bellmore

Asking price: $465,999

The basics: A four-bedroom, two-bath Colonial on a 101-by-102-foot lot.

The competition: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath split-level on Florin Court is listed for $469,000.

Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath split-level on Newbridge Road sold July 30 for $440,000.

Taxes:...

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Oakdale house used to be bowling alley

A three-bedroom house in Oakdale, is listed for

(Credit: Century 21 Bays Edge Realty)

A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Oakdale, listed for $499,000, once housed a two-lane bowling alley. It was originally part of the William K. Vanderbilt estate, the main house of which is home to Dowling College. The 2,471-square-foot house also once included a separate room devoted to billiards.

A nearby kitchen was eventually attached to the house, which is on a .59-acre lot. Vanderbilt’s...

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An indoor pool at Huntington Harbor home with a view

This six-bedroom, five-bathroom house in Huntington Harbor includes

(Credit: Laffey Fine Homes)

It’s easy to feel like you’re on vacation in this chalet-style home set 60 feet above Huntington Harbor. Along with decks on two floors, the six-bedroom, five-bathroom house also features a heated indoor gunite pool and steam shower. It was recently listed for $1.05 million.

The house was built in 1982; the current owner purchased it in the mid-80s, adding a wing with the pool and master bedroom,...

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