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Lisa Doll Bruno

Following a career in advertising as a media buyer working for several New York ad agencies, Lisa Doll Bruno joined Newsday in 1988. She spent most of her time — about 16 years — working in the business editorial department as a researcher and writing about careers for the “Job Hunt” column.

She became involved in the Real Estate section in 2002 when she began writing the community profile, “Living In,” which has evolved into today’s “Buying In” column. This feature gave Lisa the opportunity to fall in love with Long Island all over again as she got to explore all its hamlets and villages as well as learn more about real estate. Lisa’s husband, Dan, knows a thing or two about real estate too as the couple have had the experience of buying and selling second homes.

News 12: LI homes with something extra

This Oyster Bay Cove home, which comes with

(Credit: Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes and E)

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 Lea Tyrrell on a tour of three luxe properties. 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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Glen Cove Legend house comes with boat slip

This house, listed for $2.988 million, is part

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International)

One 5,700-square-foot four-bedroom home, built in 2000 and on the market for $2.988 million, has the luxuries you would expect from a Gold Coast residence: two-story entry with grand staircase, fireplace, professional-grade kitchen appliances. And it has amenities that most single-family homes can’t boast: landscaping, snow removal and 24-hour security.

The house is part of the Legend Yacht...

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Open house watch: See 6 Baldwin homes this weekend

This home on Cramer Court in Baldwin is

(Credit: Laffey Fine Homes)

This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on Cramer Court in Baldwin is on the market for $465,000. “It is a split that has been totally updated,” says listing agent Kathleen Myers, of Laffey Fine Homes (516-333-0025). There are four levels of living space. With a finished basement, “you could easily have a second living room or a recreation room down there,” says Myers. “There is also tons of storage,...

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Hobbit-like house comes on market in Southold

This two-bedroom cottage in Southold sits on 2.28

Between the colorful gardens, the diminutive scale and the shabby-chic interior design, this cottage for sale in Southold looks like it’s straight out of “The Hobbit.”

The two-bedroom, one-bath home recently came on the market for $900,000.

“It’s like a fairy tale house, very rustic,” says listing agent Mary Lentini of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

Rustic, it is....

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Open House Watch: See 6 Ronkonkoma homes this weekend

A three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage-style ranch on North Huron

(Credit: Century 21 Bays Edge Realty)

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage-style ranch on North Huron Street in Ronkonkoma is on the market for $299,999. “It is a very charming little house that would be great for first-time home buyers or for someone downsizing,” says listing agent Lisa Silverstein of Century 21 Bays Edge Realty (631-563-1616). “It was originally a summer cottage that was converted.” She says there are cathedral...

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LI tennis house where Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson played for sale

The tennis house is the only remaining structure

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International)

The tennis house is the only remaining structure of the original 400-acre Winthrop Estate in Woodbury, and it recently came on the market, along with a four-bedroom Colonial that was built on the property in the 1960s, for $1.299 million.

The tennis house was built in the 1920s by Henry Rogers Winthrop, a millionaire banker and director of the Long Island Rail Road, and his wife, Alice Woodward...

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Why you should buy her house in Farmingdale

Gail Fine stands in the eat-in kitchen of

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Seller: Gail Fine

Address: 10 Stratford Green, Farmingdale

Asking price: $314,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath town house condo in the Stratford Green development on Hempstead Turnpike.

The competition: A similar size end unit in the same complex is listed for $429,000.Recent sale in the area: A similar size unit in the complex sold in mid-July for $323,500.


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Oakdale carriage house comes with history

A four-bedroom Colonial that was once a carriage

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

The 1890 carriage house of the Christopher Rhinelander Robert II estate in Oakdale is on the market for $549,000.

The carriage house, which is now a single-family Colonial with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, retains many original features, says listing agent Dawn DeGirolamo of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. These include the troughs, the staircase and the kitchen windows.

Robert was...

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Lloyd Harbor carriage house for sale

The 1908 carriage house of the William J.

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International)

The 1908 carriage house of the William J. Matheson estate in Lloyd Harbor is on the market for $4.25 million.

“You feel like you’re in a place other than Long Island,” says Jacqueline Iversen, who is selling the carriage house. “It’s a glorious location, and it takes you into another time and place. You just get wrapped up in the history.”

Iversen’s home still maintains several features...

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Sag Harbor's luxe Harbor's Edge condos start at $2.5 million

For buyers with deep pockets, the Watchcase Factory

(Credit: Halstead)

For Sag Harbor buyers with deep pockets, Watchcase is no longer the only new luxury condo development in town. Harbor’s Edge, a 15-unit property a few blocks from Main Street and with a close-up view of Sag Harbor’s iconic waterfront and bridge, is finally coming to market.

It’s been a long road to a lavish result. The original developers broke ground in 2008, but ran into money troubles during...

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