Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
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Lisa Doll Bruno
Following a career in advertising as a media buyer working for several New York ad agencies, Lisa Doll Bruno joined Newsday in 1988. She spent most of her time — about 16 years — working in the business editorial department as a researcher and writing about careers for the “Job Hunt” column.
She became involved in the Real Estate section in 2002 when she began writing the community profile, “Living In,” which has evolved into today’s “Buying In” column. This feature gave Lisa the opportunity to fall in love with Long Island all over again as she got to explore all its hamlets and villages as well as learn more about real estate. Lisa’s husband, Dan, knows a thing or two about real estate too as the couple have had the experience of buying and selling second homes.
If you’re in the market for marine euphoria, imagine this: One East Patchogue home on the market for $899,000 comes with five boat slips.
The dock, which is accessible by a 400-foot walkway, is equipped with electricity and water. It has three slips that run perpendicular and two that run parallel. The two-acre property also boasts a 20-by-40-foot gunite in-ground pool, cabana with a bathroom...Read more »
LOTS OF HISTORY If you want a peninsula to call your own, Davis Island — about 1,000 feet off Shore Road in Mount Sinai — is up for grabs. On the market for $1.5 million, the 1.45-acre property contains a 4,950-square-foot house with bulkhead and a floating dock. The original part of the house, a 2,500-square-foot center hall Victorian with a large front porch, was built in 1860 by Capt. Adolphus...Read more »
While the kids are waiting for the in-ground pool to open for the summer at this Manorville home, they can hit some balls in the batting cage with its automatic pitching machine, or play in a two-story dollhouse.
The in-ground pool is surrounded by brick pavers and has a waterfall, a built-in fire pit and a 16-by-16-foot gazebo with a bar and electricity. This is all enclosed by a wrought-iron...Read more »
Sea Cliff has long attracted creative types, so it's not surprising composer-lyricist Cole Porter rented this elegant estate -- referred to as Westways -- in the early 1930s.
“He rented the home for a summer from the McAdam family, who were the original owners,” says Michael Stanco of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who with Milla Stanco, is marketing the manse for $3.189 million.
“He...Read more »