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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

Garden City home's pool has retractable roof

An indoor pool with a retractable roof comes

(Credit: Coach Realtors)

An indoor pool beneath a retractable roof comes with a Garden City Colonial on the market for $2.85 million.

“The roof opens up and you get the feeling that you’re outdoors,” says Angela Linda Sambus, of Coach Realtors, who is listing the house. “There’s two front doors that open up and go out to the backyard. It kind of feels like being indoors and outdoors at the same time.”

A hallway...

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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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Curved staircase distinguishes 1936 Rockville Centre home

This Rockville Centre Tudor-style home, built in 1936,

(Credit: Coach Real Estate Assoc. Inc.)

It was the curved stairway of this 1936 Tudor-style home in Rockville Centre, now on the market for $1.895 million, that sealed the deal when the current homeowners bought the property almost two decades ago. Situated in the two-story entry foyer, the staircase is one of the original architectural details that has been restored and meticulously maintained, says Helen Frey, listing agent with Coach...

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Open House Watch: 14 Port Jefferson area homes

This house at 17 Wisconsin Ave. in Port

(Credit: Coach Realtors)

This four-bedroom, 2½-bathroom Colonial at 17 Wisconsin Ave. in Port Jefferson Station was built in 1996. It is on the market for $499,990. “It is like a showcase when you walk in — everything is done professionally,” says listing agent Mary Ann Steinmeyer of Coach Realtors of Port Jefferson (631-928-5484). The home has a finished basement, a master suite and a two-story foyer. “The home has a...

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Why you should buy their house in Rocky Point

Anne and Manny and Giuffre in their Rocky

(Credit: Ed Betz)

Sellers: Manny and Anne Giuffre

Address: 39 Merritts Path, Rocky Point

Asking price: $439,999

The basics: A five-bedroom, 2½-bath center-hall Colonial on .52 acre

The competition: A similar-size Colonial on Hallock Lane is listed for $425,000.

Recent sale in the area: A ranch around the corner sold Oct. 28 for $310,000.

Taxes: $12,976

Time on the market:...

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Why you should buy their house in Stony Brook

Greg and Linda Bonasera show the open living

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Sellers: Greg and Linda Bonasera

Address: 1 Sycamore Dr., Stony Brook

Asking price: $489,000

The basics: A five-bedroom, four-bath Colonial on a .40-acre lot

The competition: A five-bedroom, 4½-bath Colonial on Stony Brook Road is listed for $589,000.

Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on Stratton Lane sold Feb. 14 for $457,500.

Taxes: $13,260


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Open House Watch: See 6 Greenlawn homes this weekend

This house at 111 Darrow Lane in Greenlawn

(Credit: Coach Realtors)

This five-bedroom, three-bathroom high-ranch on Darrow Lane in Greenlawn is on the market for $679,000. “This is a very spacious high-ranch . . . unusually spacious,” says listing agent William Stauffer of Coach Realtors (631-757-4000). “It was a custom-built home originally. It has a lot of custom additions and details in the house.”

The home also includes a two-bedroom apartment on the lower...

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Rich Cribs: Builder re-lists Centerport home he sold in 2001

Anthony Porco built the house in 2000, sold

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Anthony Porco owned his five-bedroom, 4½-bathroom Mediterranean-style home in Centerport during two periods in 11 years — with a 10-year break. He built the house in 2000, sold it in 2001 and bought it back in 2011.

It’s now on the market again, priced at $1,599,950.

On the second ownership, he started over, gutting and renovating the three-story home. There are two master suites, radiant-heat...

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