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Rich Cribs: Lounging with views of Peconic Bay, and more

The North Fork house has water views from

The North Fork house has water views from most main rooms. (Credit: Handout)

A newly renovated, three-bedroom, three-bath, postmodern house on a .37-waterfront acre in New Suffolk is listed for $1.595 million.

The house, with about 3,000 square feet of living space, has plenty of windows, oversize white molding, a chef’s kitchen with a white Carrara marble island, coffered ceilings and arched built-in bookcases. A 40-foot covered porch faces the water and has a railed open deck of the same length above it, allowing loungers the choice of sun or no sun without sacrificing the view.

Homeowners Paul Cacioppo and his wife, Maureen, designed and built the home in 1997 and used it as a second home until 2002. Since then, they’ve lived in it year-round.

The house faces West Creek and has views of Peconic Bay. The eight sets of French doors — four up and four down — provide water views from nearly every primary room.
There’s a six-person hot tub on the second-level deck. “Up there, it’s like another world,” says Paul. “When you’re in the hot tub, particularly at night, with the stars twinkling and you can look out to Peconic Bay . . . I don’t know how or where you could ever duplicate something like that.”

The listing agent is Marianne Collins of Brown Harris Stevens.

PLENTY OF PARKING. It’s an unusual home buyer who is looking for a house with more garage spaces than bedrooms. But for that rare individual, this Old Brookville property, on the market for $1.78 million, could mean the end of the search.

Sitting on a little more than 2 acres on a cul-de-sac in Old Brookville is a six-bedroom, 3½-bath center-hall brick Colonial with a heated 10-car garage connected through a breezeway to a two-car garage, which is connected to the house.

Bart Bleiweiss of Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast, who is listing the property with Christina Calliegari, says the D’Chiutiis family, once owners of car dealerships in Queens and Nassau, had the house built in 1968. “Claudio D’Chiutiis . . . collected exotic and European race cars and was an auto enthusiast in general,” Bleiweiss said.

On top of the 10-car garage is a loft apartment with a full bathroom, den and fireplace, which opens out to a 3,000- square-foot terrace. — ANN SMUKLER 

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