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Kristin Lavin Taveira
Kristin Lavin Taveira has been writing for Newsday since 2005. In addition to covering the real estate scene, she writes about home interior trends and advice, home improvement and green living.
Over the years she has also written Newsday articles on everything from mid-level medical professionals to Muppets. She’s had two weekly columns for the paper covering real estate and books. Prior to Newsday, Kristin was assistant managing editor/online for a business-to-business technology magazine, where she managed the online content and wrote daily news articles and bi-weekly features. She also wrote a weekly fitness column for cbs.com.
Kristin also has an extensive background in newspaper, magazine and web design and production in such roles as editorial design director, production manager and assistant art director.
This modern beachfront home has provided one Manhattan resident with an escape from the city, but without the three-hour drive to the East End. Daily News columnist and novelist Linda Stasi recently listed her six-bedroom, 3½-bathroom Atlantic Beach home for $3.799 million.
“You’re on the same ocean as the Hamptons,” says Stasi.
The home has been used for fashion shoots and served as...Read more »
Is this mansion in Mill Neck or on the Mediterranean? Listed for $11.8 million, the 15,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom home looks like it could be in Europe.
Built in 1915, it has a two-story great room with 16-foot ceilings and arched floor-to-ceiling windows.
On the first floor, off the front entrance hallway, is a billiards room and media room with a ceiling that looks like the night...Read more »
A unique parcel of land located in Kings Point is going on auction Wednesday night.
The 40,000-square-foot waterfront property features a 400-foot driveway that leads to a 3,700-square-foot seven-bedroom, 2.5-bath Contemporary-style home resting on a half peninsula with 395 feet of frontage on Manhasset Bay. There is a 14-foot elevation and an additional 20,000 square feet of usable shoreline.
“Property...Read more »
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is putting his second Quiogue property up for sale after trying to rent it out. Cooper is asking $3.599 million for the English Country waterfront cottage.
The four-bedroom, 3½-bath home was built in 1928 — the year is carved into the center of the stone fireplace in living room — and was once a sports club for a nearby estate, according Douglas Elliman Real Estate...Read more »
This Sagaponack property comes with an art studio and overlooks an agricultural reserve, so it comes as no surprise that the sellers are full of creativity. Alec Sokolow co-wrote the screenplay for “Toy Story” and was nominated for an Oscar, and his wife, Leslie, is a professional photographer known for her large-scale abstract photographs of beaches and other natural features.
The home recently...Read more »
This four-bedroom, 2½-bathroom split-style home on Lisa Court in Bellmore is on the market for $469,000. Listing agent Pam Miller of Century 21 Prevete Hirsch (516-783-5900) says the house, which has a full basement, did not sustain damage in superstorm Sandy. “The best thing about this house is it has a great flow for entertaining,” Miller says. “There is a formal dining room beside the eat-in-kitchen,...Read more »
Seller: Mark Petzolt
Address: 118 Shinnecock Lane, East Islip
Asking price: $549,999
The basics: A four-bedroom, three-bath farm ranch on a .46-acre lot furnished with a whole-house propane generator
The competition: A four-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on Menasha Lane is listed for $559,000.
Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom ranch on Menasha Lane sold May 1 for...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 luxe South Shore 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.
BRIDGEHAMPTON...Read more »
A Southold farmhouse that was converted from a single-family home to the Point o’ View Inn in the mid-1900s is on the market for $529,000.
Anna Walsh bought the farmhouse in the early 1900s and converted it from a single-family home to an inn, says Toby Marienseld, who is selling the home, which now belongs to her parents, with her sister Shannon Digate.
Marienseld’s family bought the...Read more »
The third-floor observation deck at one Lido Beach house is used for far more than stargazing. “I’ve got everything up there,” says homeowner Marc Binder, who has the house on the market for $1,925 million. “There’s lights ... speakers for music, electric and running water.”
Binder uses this deck as another living space with outdoor lounge chairs to relax and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean.
There...Read more »