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Buying and selling real estate in the communities of Long Island

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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Old Westbury home comes with its own sports complex

The Old Westbury estate's sports emporium comes with

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A complete sports emporium — including a 74-by-56-foot basketball court, gym, locker room, kitchen and sauna — is on the market as part of an Old Westbury estate for $6.998 million.

The owners had the sports center built for the family and children in the neighborhood to have a place to play basketball.

“There were often times where my son would play basketball with the neighborhood...

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News 12: A Gold Coast gem, and more

This Glen Cove mansion is on the market

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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 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.

GLEN COVE...

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Cornelia Guest sells Old Westbury's Templeton

Templeton, the Old Westbury estate owned by the

After two years, Cornelia Guest has sold her family’s fabled Old Westbury estate for $5.8 million, but she is unsure of the fate of the property that has hosted royalty, U.S. presidents and hordes of celebrities.

Guest closed on the sale of the 29-room home where she grew up last week. Responding to word that Templeton is going to be torn down, Guest tells Newsday that she has no idea what...

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News 12: See an indoor hockey studio in Old Westbury, and more

This eight-bedroom Old Westbury home has a hockey

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Newsday's LI Home editor Valerie Kellogg appeared on News 12 Long Island Tuesday night, as she does every Tuesday around 7:15 p.m., to talk about high-end 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:

OLD WESTBURY HOME:

Aileen Murstein (516- 317-6007) and Malcolm Kastin (516-236-2280),...

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News 12: New Gold Coast homes for sale

This estate in Brookville is on the market

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Newsday's LI Home editor Valerie Kellogg appeared on News 12 Long Island Tuesday night, as she does every Tuesday around 7:15 p.m., to talk about high-end homes. This week she talked to anchor Les Tyrrell about newly constructed homes on the North Shore.

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:

OLD...

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Rich Cribs: Old Westbury home was Quaker farmhouse in 1805

Originally a Quaker farmhouse that was part of

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From the inside, it’s hard to believe that this Old Westbury home was built in the early 19th century.

Originally a circa-1805 Quaker farmhouse that was part of the William W. Cocks estate, the eight-bedroom, 5½-bathroom Colonial, on the market for $2.988 million, has been updated with many modern amenities, including a roomy chef’s kitchen with granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances,...

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