Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
Rich Cribs: Old Westbury home with indoor hockey rink, and more
Newsday editor Valerie Kellogg discusses some of Long Island's mansions, including an Old Westbury house with a full-size roller rink in the basement. News 12 video (Dec. 13, 2011)
FOR RINK RATS There’s an unexpected feature at a stately French Manor style home on the market for $3,955,555 in Old Westbury — try a roller hockey rink.
Seller Douglas Slayton, a commercial real estate developer who designed and built the home in 2008, built the rink in the basement for his sons, now 6 and 8 years old. Measuring 20 by 45 feet, the rink has a vinyl composition tile floor, “the same stuff as in a supermarket, really smooth and good for Rollerblading, and it can take a beating,” Slayton says. “The boards [walls] are the same as a professional [ice] hockey rink.” He says he enjoys the game as well. “I suit up and play goalie.”
Slayton and his wife, Danielle, designed the 6,000-square-foot home with a stone exterior and a slate roof. Listed with Mollie Grossman of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the manse is on 2.18 acres with six bedrooms, five baths, two half-baths, a basement-to-second-floor spiral staircase, three fireplaces, a mahogany library and a butler’s pantry. There is a two-car garage that mirrors the stone and slate roof of the main house and a gated, quarter-mile drive. -- VIRGINIA DUNLEAVY
LLOYD HARBOR PLOTS Twenty-two undeveloped acres in Lloyd Harbor have just come on the market.
The property -- owned by a baroness -- has been divided into three lots that can be purchased separately, in various combinations or all together. The parcels, two of which are waterfront properties, range from 2 to 12 acres. They are priced from $999,000 to $6,499,999, or for a total price of $11 million (shown left).
The property is listed with Shawn Elliott of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates. -- MARY BETH FOLEY
LIGHTING THE WAY The Lutron home control lighting system in one Oyster Bay Cove home — listed for $2.75 million — requires only one press of a button to activate.
The owner says that from his bedroom, he can make every light in the house go on, off or dim. If the kids leave the basement lights on, they automatically go off in a few minutes. If someone comes into the laundry room, it “knows” that his hands are probably full, and the lights go on. When someone pulls into the garage at night, the lights flick on immediately. And if the alarm goes off, all the house lights flash.
This 6,700-square-foot, Hamptons-style Colonial built in 2006 is on 2 acres. There are two fireplaces, eight bedrooms, 8.5 baths, a master suite and a media room on the main level, as well as a study and an upstairs gym.
There is radiant heat throughout, with a separate thermostat in each room. The basement includes a maid’s room and bath, as well as a 2,000-bottle wine cellar. Outside, there is a 20-by-40-foot heated pool, a stone patio deck, a built-in barbecue and a three-car garage. It is listed with Shawn Elliott’s Cheryl Goldman. -- GIGI BERMAN AHARONI
, Old Westbury
, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate
, Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates
, Oyster Bay Cove
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