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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Oakdale home used to be bowling alley

A three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Connetquot Drive in

(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 now-2,471-square-foot house originally also included a separate room devoted to billiards.

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

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An indoor pool at Huntington Harbor home, and a view

This six-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Huntington Harbor features

(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 home 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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Old Westbury mansion reminiscent of a Newport castle

An Old Westbury mansion built by Thomas Hastings

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

An Old Westbury mansion built by Thomas Hastings — the architect for the New York Public Library — is on the market for $9.49 million.

Hastings was the original owner of the 1913 home, says Dalia Elison, listing agent for the house with Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

The 10-bedroom home contains original murals, including one depicting a sky on a ceiling of the breakfast room, Elison says,...

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News 12: See 3 luxe North Shore homes

This property on Sunset Lane in Oyster Bay

(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

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 Stone Grissom and 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,...

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$12.9M home for sale at Sands Point's legendary Lands End

The first of five homes to be built

(Credit: Automatic Real Estate)

The first of five homes to be built at the former site of Sands Point’s Lands End --  the mansion said to have inspired Daisy Buchanan’s residence in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” -- came on the market this week.

The 10,000-square-foot spec house, which has views of Long Island Sound, is listed with Michael Berman of Automatic Real Estate Associates for $12.9 million.

Four...

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In Sagaponack, two big slices of waterfront luxury

This 30-plus-acre Sagaponack estate, which includes an agricultural

(Credit: The Corcoran Group)

Not often does a 30-acre-plus oceanfront spread come up for sale in the Hamptons. But Gary DePersia of The Corcoran Group has just listed an estate that boasts 280 feet of beachfront, a seven-bedroom house and a 23-acre agricultural reserve.

One of the Sagaponack property’s two lots contains a 6,000-square-foot house on 8 acres for $28.995 million. There is also a 23-acre agricultural reserve...

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Open House Watch: See 9 Farmingdale homes this weekend

This split-level house at 50 Miller Rd. in

(Credit: Exit Realty Premier)

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom split-level on Miller Road in Farmingdale is on the market for $479,000. “It is a beautiful home with parklike grounds,” says listing agent Nancy Renda of Exit Realty Premier (516-639-1782). It is situated on a 70-by-135-foot lot with professional landscaping. “The yard is very well maintained and has an in-ground sprinkler system,” Renda says. The house has a sunken...

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Why you should buy their house in East Islip

Michael and Paula Mirabella stand in the open

(Credit: Uli Seit)

Sellers: Michael and Paula Mirabella

Address: 157 Sherry St., East Islip

Asking price: $479,000

The basics: A three-bedroom, two-bathroom split-level on a 75-by-150-foot lot

The competition: A three-bedroom, two-bathroom split-ranch on the same street is listed for $524,900.

Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch on nearby Hobart Street sold in...

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A Shelter Island Mediterranean-style retreat

Designed by the owner, an art collector, and

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International)

There are views of the Peconic River and North Haven from this Mediterranean-style home on Shelter Island, but it gives off the vibe of an artsy, European escape. Designed by the owner, an art collector, and built in 1984 out of steel, corrugated metal and concrete, the four-bedroom, 3½-bathroom home is on the market for $3.28 million.

The outdoor areas of the .67-acre lot are the draw. There’s...

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Now there are 2 ways to buy Glen Cove's Pratt mansion

The Exterior "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

(Credit: ULI SEIT)

The Lydia Pratt mansion in Glen Cove, one of the many residences that made up Standard Oil co-founder Charles Pratt’s family compound at Dosoris Park, can be purchased one of two ways: for the asking price of $2.995 million for the home on two acres, or for $4.8 million — reduced from $5.5 million — for six acres.

The rolling landscape with mature maple, beech and oak trees is believed to...

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