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Snap up Billy Joel's Sagaponack house at a $3.5M discount

The oceanfront home owned by musician Billy Joel

Billy Joel is in a new Realtor state of mind.

The rocker recently re-listed his his oceanfront Sagaponack home with a new agent, Nancy Mizrahi of Saunders, for $19.95 million. The 5,550-square-foot house, on 145 feet of sandy beach, had been on the market with Biana Stepanian of The Corcoran Group for $23.5 million.

This is the third time the Joel has put the home on the market. He first...

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Why you should buy her house in Long Beach

Marie Mignoli-Lombardi is selling her home in the

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Seller. Marie Mignoli-Lombardi

Address. 27 October Walk, Long Beach

Asking price. $549,000

The basics. A 2,100-square-foot, four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial built in 2003 on a 40-by-50-foot lot

The competition. A similar size home on the same walk is listed for the same price.

Recent sale in the area. A similar size home on West Olive Street sold Jan. 4 for $590,000.


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You get an award-winning pool with this Huntington home

The infinity edge pool and spa in the

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty)

The water views from many rooms of this postmodern Huntington home are stunning, but they are even more impressive from the infinity edge pool and spa in the backyard.

The design, reminiscent of a trendy hotel, won an award from the Northeast Spa & Pool Association, says seller Carol Striker, who added the pool in 2004 and recently put the home on the market for $3.995 million.


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Former Madeleine Albright home in Upper Brookville for sale

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to be U.S.

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State who served President Bill Clinton, called this Upper Brookville mansion home starting in the 1960s. The seven-bedroom home was recently listed for $2.998 million.

Albright, 77, was married to Joseph Medill Patterson Albright, whose aunt, Alicia Patterson, founded Newsday in 1940. He also helped run Newsday after his aunt died in 1963.


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Historic clock tower comes with Glen Cove house

The clock tower in the backyard at 1

(Credit: Newsday / Lisa Viscovich)

A piece of Gold Coast history lives on at Bob and Shirley Godfrey’s Glen Cove residence, which is on the market for $1.325 million.

Their property --  about three quarters of an acre on part of the former Pratt Estate -- includes a clock tower that once stood at the center of an administration complex designed to operate all of Pratt’s estates.

The clock tower, which stands about...

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Bedroom in Greenport house replicates Titanic stateroom

One of the three bedrooms in a Greenport

(Credit: Rosehip Partners)

One of the three bedrooms in a Greenport home on Long Island Sound listed for $1.65 million is a replica of a Titanic stateroom, complete with nautical-style bunk beds, built-in drawers and fixtures.

During the past four years, the seller, a serial renovator, installed a new kitchen (with marble countertops and stainless-steel appliances) that flows into light-filled living and dining spaces.


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Open house watch: 9 Heather Lane, Levittown

This house at 9 Heather Lane in Levittown

(Credit: First Flag Realty)

This five-bedroom, two-bathroom Levittown Cape on Heather Lane, on the market for $549,999, was built in 1949 but has been recently renovated. "The kitchen is all custom made," says listing agent Kerry Harrison of First Flag Realty (516-673-4388).

"It is all granite with custom wraparound cabinetry, a Sub-Zero fridge and a breakfast nook."

The upper level of the house has a master bedroom,...

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Why you should buy their house in Glen Head

Irene and Mike Geisinger show the kitchen of

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Sellers. Irene and Mike Geisinger

Address. 36 Scudders Lane, Glen Head

Asking price. $995,000

The basics. A four-bedroom, 3½-bath postmodern on a 70-by-130-foot lot.

The competition. A four-bedroom, 3½-bath Colonial on Cleveland Avenue is listed for $1,015,000.

Recent sale in the area. A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on Mikel Lane closed April 10 for $890,000.


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Old Brookville's Farmhouse comes on market

Freestanding buildings at the Old Brookville property, called

(Credit: Laffey Fine Homes)

Sitting on 2.26 acres in Old Brookville is an estate called The Farmhouse, a five-bedroom, five-bathroom, two-half-bath Colonial built in 1838 that is as far from the notion of a farmhouse as one could get. For starters, it’s listed for $2.699 million.

The compound has three buildings in addition to the 6,500-square-foot main house. The other freestanding buildings include a garage with an...

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News 12: Beach houses across Long Island

This Westhampton Dunes house is on the market

(Credit: Brown Harris Stevens)

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 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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