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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Homes going green in Middle Island

Among the homes in a new Middle Island

(Credit: Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates)

Art Wilson, the owner of AJW Home Consultants in Ridge, has built what he calls Long Island’s first solar community. And it seems as though being green saves a lot of green.

The five-lot Middle Island subdivision comprises Gold Label Energy Star-rated ranches, four of which have sold. “Sales are excellent,” says listing agent Brenden Burns of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and Estates, noting...

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Sands Point home comes with underground tunnel

This Sands Point estate, on the market for

(Credit: Laffey Fine Homes International)

On a long list of amenities, you can check off underground tunnel for this Sands Point estate, which is on the market for $4.975 million. When the 7,700-square-foot manse was built on a 2-acre lot in 2007, the owners incorporated a lighted underground tunnel with a marble floor into the design.

Stretching 25 feet from the basement to an area next to the detached, four-car garage, the tunnel...

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Bay Shore's 'Sandcastle' on market for $5.99M

This Bay Shore Colonial, known as the Sandcastle,

(Credit: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)

A Bay Shore Colonial on Great South Bay with 250 feet of private beach is on the market for $5.99 million.

Built in 1991 and dubbed The Sandcastle, the 14,200-square-foot home has walls of windows for taking in the water views, says Katherine Ferraro, listing agent with Karin Hendricks of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

There are six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and two half-bathrooms....

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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.


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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.


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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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