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Open House Watch: 14 Port Jefferson area homes

This house at 17 Wisconsin Ave. in Port

(Credit: Coach Realtors)

This four-bedroom, 2½-bathroom Colonial at 17 Wisconsin Ave. in Port Jefferson Station was built in 1996. It is on the market for $499,990. “It is like a showcase when you walk in — everything is done professionally,” says listing agent Mary Ann Steinmeyer of Coach Realtors of Port Jefferson (631-928-5484). The home has a finished basement, a master suite and a two-story foyer. “The home has a...

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Source: Comedian Louis C.K. buys Shelter Island home

Comedian Louis C.K. recently purchased this Westmoreland Drive

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty)

Comedian Louis C.K. has joked that if he had $85 billion he would “buy every baseball team and make them all wear dresses.” While he hasn’t gone that far, C.K. has purchased a Tudor-style home on Shelter Island that once hosted baseball legend Babe Ruth, says a source close to the deal.

C.K. closed on the 2-acre waterfront estate on May 20 for $2.44 million, says the source. The home had originally...

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The transformation of Faith Popcorn's Wainscott home

Trend setter Ani Antreasyan recently redecorated futurist Faith

(Credit: Lee Fryd)

Faith Popcorn, Madison Avenue’s famed go-to consultant for predicting trends and the woman who coined the term “cocooning,” obviously cares about a comfortable home. Look at the gut renovation of her waterfront 1,100-square-foot guesthouse in Wainscott.

Popcorn’s main house is a dark hued cocoon, but next door she chose trend setter Ani Antreasyan, part of the new breed of decorators redefining...

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$4.5M Kings Point mansion has ties to Forest Hills Gardens

It?s not surprising to learn that this Kings

(Credit: Coldwell Banker Previews)

It’s not surprising to learn that this Kings Point mansion was built in 1908 by Cord Meyer, the developer of Forest Hills Gardens, filled with homes in a similar Tudor style.

Diane Polland of Coldwell Banker Previews, who is marketing the six-bedroom house for $4.5 million, says that Meyer developed Forest Hills Gardens and then brought all the master craftsmen out east.


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Peconic house modeled on Central Park designer's cottage

This home in Peconic sits 45 feet above

(Credit: Corcoran Group)

Frederick Law Olmsted, the visionary behind Central and Prospect parks, may not have set foot on this 12-acre waterfront property in Peconic, but it’s easy to imagine he would have liked it there.

The property, which is listed for $7.5 million, includes a five-bedroom, 3½-bathroom shingle-style home that was modeled on Olmsted’s summer cottage in Deer Isle, Maine, called Felsted.


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Quiogue house has views for miles

The second-floor master bedroom of the Quiogue home

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

A house on Quiogue that was once home to the late Richard Clurman, former head of Time-Life News Service and an editorial director at Newsday, is on the market for $3.5 million.

Clurman was one of several media and literary celebrities linked to the community, including CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper and Budd Schulberg, the Academy Award-winning screenplay writer of “On the Waterfront.”...

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Handmade Shirley cottage comes with a story

This small handcrafted Shirley home is on the

There’s a lot of craftsmanship in this Shirley home, on the market for $129,000. Seller Frank Candiano, who worked as a cabinetmaker, put together the one-bedroom cottage from a kit and added his own creative flourishes on the inside. The project started in 1961 and took six years.

“It was a shell,” says Candiano. “The interior -- the partitions for the kitchen and a big walk-in closet --...

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News 12: A Gold Coast gem, and more

This Glen Cove mansion is on the market

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

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 high-end Long Island homes.

This week she took News 12's Stone Grissom on a tour of the homes. Here's the clip, in case you missed it, with a list of the agents representing each of the properties. To see past segments, click here.


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Why you should buy their house in Center Moriches

Homeowner Carla Gibson, with her son, Glenn, in

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Sellers: Carla and Paul Gibson

Address: 76-1 Union Ave., Center Moriches

Asking price: $925,000

The basics: A three-bedroom, 2½-bath postmodern on 1.69 waterfront acres

The competition: A four-bedroom contemporary on the same creek is listed for $1,295,000.

Recent sale in the area: A home on the same creek sold last week for $1,075,000.

Taxes: $25,297


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Staircase at Oyster Bay Cove house leads to the wine

The brick-walled tasting room at the Oyster Bay

(Credit: Uli Seit)

It’s easy to grab a glass of wine after work in this Oyster Bay Cove mansion, on the market for $5.495 million. A winding staircase spans three floors and leads from an upstairs office down to the library, and then farther down to a brick-walled tasting room and climate-controlled wine cellar that holds 2,000 bottles.

The rest of the seven-bedroom, 9½-bathroom home, built in 1997, has many...

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