Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island
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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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
Interesting...Read more »
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.
The...Read more »
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.”...Read more »
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 --...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 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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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.
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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...Read more »