Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
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A new development on a long vacant piece of property in North Bellmore is almost half sold, with the 79 single-family homes now commanding prices north of $700,000.
About 40 percent of Country Pointe North Bellmore, which the Beechwood Organization has been building on a 17-acre former Army base that closed in 1996, has sold through pre-sales, says the developer's spokeswoman Kathy Sheck.
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The sellers of a 13-room Lloyd Harbor home, listed for $6.249 million, designed it to accentuate its natural surroundings.
“I worked very closely with the architect -- I didn’t want a two-story wall of stone and brick,” says owner Roxanne Schwartz, a homemaker. “I wanted something that fit into the natural beauty of the North Shore.”
She and her husband purchased the property in...Read more »
This Dix Hills home, listed for $829,000 with Myra Diamond of Signature Premier Properties, features a 30-by-15-foot oval putting green on a hill in the home’s sprawling backyard. It is located on its own separate level of land downhill from the home’s pool and patio, says Diamond.
The hillside putting green makes it ideal for any golfer to “replicate any putt on a real golf course on the...Read more »
A brick church in Glen Cove, designed by famed architects Delano & Aldrich, the same firm that created what is now Oheka Castle, is on the market for $899,000.
The church can remain as is or be converted into a house, says Paul Mateyunas of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
The building -- First Church-Christ Scientist Glen Cove -- is in a residential community surrounded...Read more »
SELLERS. Maureen and Jim O’Brien
ADDRESS. 37 Violet Ave., Floral Park
ASKING PRICE. $675,000
THE BASICS. Colonial, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 80-by-100-foot lot
THE COMPETITION. A Colonial on Bellmore Street is listed for $575,000.
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A Tudor on nearby Carnation Avenue sold mid-August for $640,000.
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This waterfront estate on the west side of Kings Point offers panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline along with a private, 250-foot beach.
“It’s the longest stretch of beach that I’ve seen in a private residence,” says listing broker Diane Polland of Coldwell Banker Previews International. “This is truly one of the kind.”
The 2½-acre landscaped estate is on the market for...Read more »
A Norman Jaffe-designed house in Sands Point is on the market for $2.88 million. Jaffe was an American architect who is highly regarded for his modern designs in homes across eastern Long Island.
He is revered for his innovations in design that embody a philosophy of what he called as the five elements of architecture -- space, materials, light, concept and connections.
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It’s always party time at this contemporary Mill Neck home, which has a dance floor that overlooks the Long Island Sound.
After buying the house in 1986, sellers Prasad and Uma Chalisani turned the high-ceilinged room with huge picture windows into an event space, complete with a disco ball and colored lights.
“It was mostly for the kids to enjoy,” says Prasad Chalisani, who threw his...Read more »
SELLERS. Donald and Susan Dubowski
ADDRESS. 7 Three Sisters Rd., Head of the Harbor
ASKING PRICE. $579,000
THE BASICS. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 1 acre
THE COMPETITION. A three-bedroom, two-bath home on the same street is listed for $805,000.
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A three-bedroom, 2½-bath farm ranch on Barn Lane sold Oct. 9 for $744,000.
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Mamma mia -- this Lindenhurst house, listed for $410,000, comes with its very own brick wood-burning pizza oven.
The oven, which at its highest peak reaches around 10 feet tall, is located on the patio.
Owner Concetta Russo says her late husband had always wanted to have a brick oven at home. “We grew up in Italy,” Russo said. “He liked the Old Italian flavor; when we were in Italy,...Read more »