Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
BloggersValerie Kellogg Kristin Lavin Taveira Maura McDermott Lisa Doll Bruno
A renovated country estate in Old Westbury, on the market for $4.198 million, has plenty of 1920s charm, including a backyard pond reminiscent of the Water Lilies series of paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet.
The landscaping was designed by Oehme van Sweden, a Washington, D.C., firm with notable projects that include landscape architecture for the National World War II Memorial,...Read more »
A waterfront home in Babylon, which was built to withstand hurricanes and made it through superstorm Sandy undamaged, recently hit the market for $2.475 million.
Seller Louis Schilt built the four-bedroom home in 2008 on 85 piles on an already-elevated piece of land between the Carlls River and a canal. The first floor is 9 feet above the mean high tide.
During Sandy, the sandy-bottom...Read more »
Though built just 14 years ago, this Lloyd Neck Colonial on the market for $1.878 million could easily pass for a house that was original to the 3,500-acre Gilbert G. Colgate estate on which it sits.
Elements that suggest this authenticity include the long driveway, the stone and cedar construction and the old tree in the backyard that has no branches on one side because at one time cows used...Read more »
Newsday LI Home editor Valerie Kellogg appeared on News 12 Long Island Tuesday night, as she does every Tuesday night around 7:15, to talk about three high-end homes on the market.
This week she quizzed anchor Lea Tyrrell on which house of the three commands the highest asking price. Here's the clip, in case you missed it, with a list of the agents representing each of the properties. To see...Read more »
LuAnn de Lesseps, one of the stars of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City," recently bought a waterfront home in Sag Harbor, according to real estate records.
De Lesseps, whose reality TV show premiered its sixth season this week, paid $3.1 million for the 1835 waterfront home, reports Long Island Profiles, a Brightwaters-based real estate data gatherer. It had been listed for $2.65...Read more »
What was better than owning a snowblower this winter? Having a heated driveway, walkway and stoop to melt snow, like those at one Massapequa property, on the market for $1.099 million.
The system operates with a flip of a switch, says Yolanda Montefusco of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who with Pat Griesmeyer is marketing the home. It can be activated before snowfall to preheat surfaces or...Read more »
Sellers Candice and Jeff Elkins
Address 14 Charlemagne Dr., Nesconset
Asking price $418,000
The basics A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on a .36-acre lot
The competition A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Vicar Court is listed for $429,000.
Recent sale in the area A four-bedroom home on Sara Court sold Nov. 7 for $575,000.
Time on the market...Read more »
A newly renovated Kings Park Colonial on the market for $489,995 is being sold with a $25,000 veterans discount.
The house was renovated by Builders With Hope, a St. James-based real estate development firm that buys and renovates vacant and foreclosed homes. The organization will give veterans $15,000 off the purchase price plus $10,000 cash once the sale closes, says Chris Chiarenza, president...Read more »
The frigid winter put a damper on the housing market in Nassau County in February.
Last month, 601 homes were sold in Nassau -- a 2.4 percent decrease from the year-ago period and the first time that sales had dropped in over a year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island.
The number of homes sold in Suffolk County rose 9.1 percent from...Read more »
The party is just waiting to happen at a Colonial-style home in Brookville on the market for $2.7 million. The owner, who constructed pubs in Ireland for a living, has built several specialty rooms in the lower level of the house.
There is great attention to detail, says Christina Porter, listing agent with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. Intricate woodwork along with a bit of...Read more »