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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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Open House Watch: See 8 Franklin Square homes

This house at 724 Naple Ave. in Franklin

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom Cape on Naple Avenue in Franklin Square is on the market for $529,000. “It’s on an oversized property of 80-by-100-feet,” says listing agent Monica Altmann of Douglas Elliman Real Estate (516-354-6500). The backyard features a deck off the kitchen. “It can fit two large tables and two large umbrellas,” Altmann says. Built in 1949, the home has been updated. “Everything...

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Lindenhurst boaters' home features tiki bar boathouse

Eleanor Ketcham, 79, and her husband Spencer, 80,

(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

A four-bedroom, four-bathroom expanded ranch in Lindenhurst, which is listed for $560,000, comes with an unusual perk: a 950-square-foot tiki bar. The bar -- originally a boathouse built in 1924 – includes electricity, a bathroom and a long history of good times, says owner Spencer Ketcham, 80.

“We also own the property next door, so we have empty boat slips for our friends to stop by,” he...

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All the world's a stage at this West Islip home

This West Islip home, on the market for

(Credit: Realty Connect USA.)

This West Islip home, on the market for $799,900, was built in 1892 as a carriage house and has been expanded through the years to 5,600 square feet. It now has six bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms.

In the 1970s, the then-homeowner built a stage and hosted opera performances, says listing agent Albert Jacabacci, of Realty Connect USA. It is said that members of the New York City Opera would come...

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