Real LI

Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Billy Joel finds buyer for Sagaponack home

Billy Joel's Sagaponack home stayed "bone dry" during

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Billy Joel may soon be “movin’ out” of his waterfront home in Sagaponack.

Nancy Mizrahi of Saunders & Associates, the listing agent for the 5,500-square-foot house, confirmed that it recently went into contract. The house has been on the market for $19.95 million since June. Mizrahi said it will close “pretty soon,” though she declined to provide any more details on the potential buyer.

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News 12: Upper Brookville bowling alley home, and more

This Upper Brookville estate, which is for sale,

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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 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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Columnist selling Atlantic Beach pad

This modern beachfront house in Atlantic Beach on

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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...

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Chateau, palazzo or North Shore mansion?

On the market in July 2014 for $11.8

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...

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Sellers to try to auction off Kings Point property

A unique parcel of land located in Kings

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.

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'Toy Story' screenplay writer selling Sagaponack home

This Sagaponack property comes with an art studio

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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...

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News 12: See 3 luxe South Shore homes

The dining room at the Hampton Designer Showhouse

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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.

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Lido Beach home where the living's up top

This Lido Beach house on the market for

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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.

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Polo player's Old Westbury getaway for sale

This Georgian style brick Colonial in Old Westbury

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About 90 years ago, Robert Strawbridge Jr., of the Strawbridge & Clothier department store family in Philadelphia, hired noted architect William Lawrence Bottomley to design this brick Georgian Colonial in Old Westbury as a little getaway on the Gold Coast.

Built in 1926, the three-story home was originally part of a more-than-100-acre estate where Strawbridge, a star polo player, had...

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Babylon home designed to withstand the elements

The 5,000-square-foot house in Babylon is listed for

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This waterfront home in Babylon, listed for $2.5 million, was built to last. It is made of multiple masonry products.

Michel Zack, one of two partners who own the property, is in the home-construction business. He is of Czechoslovakian descent and very proud of the house, saying, “It is spotless and very European.”

The 5,000-square-foot home was completed in 2006 after five years of...

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