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$3.7M Long Island home once served as Locust Valley Elementary School

This Matinecock mansion, listed in December 2013 for

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This nine-bedroom, nine-bath, four-half-bath Matinecock mansion, formerly known as Killibeg, is listed for $3.7 million. At one time, the Locust Valley School District leased Killibeg, at which point Killibeg became the temporary site of the Locust Valley Elementary School. Alterations were made to the home to comply with fire protection requirements.

Killibeg remained the site of the school...

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'Voice' host Carson Daly buying Manhasset house

Carson Daly is in contract to buy this

Carson Daly, host of NBC's highly rated music competition show "The Voice," is in contract to buy a $6.499 million home in Manhasset, according to real estate records and people familiar with the deal.

The six-bedroom, five-bath, four-half-bath brick Colonial is on 1.3 acres with an in-ground pool, pool house and bluestone patio, according to the listing with Marybeth Avallone of...

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Rich Cribs: Cove Neck mansion with imported decor

On the market for $5.75 million in December

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This mansion, built in Cove Neck in 1859 and now on the market for $5.75 million, has many materials throughout the house that  from other countries and previous centuries.

Paneling in the dining room came from a house in Biarritz, France, while the ballroom features paneling imported from a royal house in England, says Margy Hargraves of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, who...

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Glen Cove mansion for sale traces roots to Charles Pratt of Standard Oil

This stone mansion in Glen Cove, built by

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Charles Pratt, a partner of the Standard Oil Co. and founder of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, bought a country home in Glen Cove in the late 1800s and purchased hundreds of surrounding acres of land to pass on to his children.

Some of the Pratt family mansions are now known as the Webb Institute, Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center and the Glengariff Healthcare Center.


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Rich Cribs: Muttontown kitchen island 'needs its own ZIP code'

The Muttontown home asking $3.699 million in November

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A Muttontown home on the market for $3.699 million features many elaborate interior decorating highlights throughout the 5,500-square-foot space, including three fireplaces, a crystal chandelier, French doors and an oversized Caesar stone concrete center island in the kitchen.

“The owners say the island is so large it needs its own ZIP code,” says Daniel Gale’s Ann Pizaro, who is listing...

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Rich Cribs: Lloyd Harbor home uses windows for walls

The sellers of a 13-room home, listed for

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The sellers of a 13-room Lloyd Harbor home, listed for $6.249 million, designed it to accentuate its natural surroundings.

“I worked very closely with the architect -- I didn’t want a two-story wall of stone and brick,” says owner Roxanne Schwartz, a homemaker. “I wanted something that fit into the natural beauty of the North Shore.”

She and her husband purchased the property in...

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