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Former Madeleine Albright home in Upper Brookville for sale

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to be U.S.

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Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State who served President Bill Clinton, called this Upper Brookville mansion home starting in the 1960s. The seven-bedroom home was recently listed for $2.998 million.

Albright, 77, was married to Joseph Medill Patterson Albright, whose aunt, Alicia Patterson, founded Newsday in 1940. He also helped run Newsday after his aunt died in 1963.


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Historic clock tower comes with Glen Cove house

The clock tower in the backyard at 1

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A piece of Gold Coast history lives on at Bob and Shirley Godfrey’s Glen Cove residence, which is on the market for $1.325 million.

Their property --  about three quarters of an acre on part of the former Pratt Estate -- includes a clock tower that once stood at the center of an administration complex designed to operate all of Pratt’s estates.

The clock tower, which stands about...

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Bedroom in Greenport house replicates Titanic stateroom

One of the three bedrooms in a Greenport

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One of the three bedrooms in a Greenport home on Long Island Sound listed for $1.65 million is a replica of a Titanic stateroom, complete with nautical-style bunk beds, built-in drawers and fixtures.

During the past four years, the seller, a serial renovator, installed a new kitchen (with marble countertops and stainless-steel appliances) that flows into light-filled living and dining spaces.


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Old Brookville's Farmhouse comes on market

Freestanding buildings at the Old Brookville property, called

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Sitting on 2.26 acres in Old Brookville is an estate called The Farmhouse, a five-bedroom, five-bathroom, two-half-bath Colonial built in 1838 that is as far from the notion of a farmhouse as one could get. For starters, it’s listed for $2.699 million.

The compound has three buildings in addition to the 6,500-square-foot main house. The other freestanding buildings include a garage with an...

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News 12: Beach houses across Long Island

This Westhampton Dunes house 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 Lea Tyrrell 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.


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Kardashian sisters rent Hamptons home, report says

Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian have rented a 9,000-square-foot

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Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian have rented a waterfront 9,000-square-foot mansion in North Sea for the summer, said sources with knowledge of the deal.

The sisters, who raised the ire of locals when word got out that they had rented a space in Southampton Village for their DASH boutique, will presumably be filming part of their new E! show, "Kourtney & Khloé Take the Hamptons," in the five-bedroom,...

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Source: Comedian Louis C.K. buys Shelter Island home

Comedian Louis C.K. recently purchased this Westmoreland Drive

(Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty)

Comedian Louis C.K. has joked that if he had $85 billion he would “buy every baseball team and make them all wear dresses.” While he hasn’t gone that far, C.K. has purchased a Tudor-style home on Shelter Island that once hosted baseball legend Babe Ruth, says a source close to the deal.

C.K. closed on the 2-acre waterfront estate on May 20 for $2.44 million, says the source. The home had originally...

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$4.5M Kings Point mansion has ties to Forest Hills Gardens

It?s not surprising to learn that this Kings

(Credit: Coldwell Banker Previews)

It’s not surprising to learn that this Kings Point mansion was built in 1908 by Cord Meyer, the developer of Forest Hills Gardens, filled with homes in a similar Tudor style.

Diane Polland of Coldwell Banker Previews, who is marketing the six-bedroom house for $4.5 million, says that Meyer developed Forest Hills Gardens and then brought all the master craftsmen out east.


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Peconic house modeled on Central Park designer's cottage

This home in Peconic sits 45 feet above

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Frederick Law Olmsted, the visionary behind Central and Prospect parks, may not have set foot on this 12-acre waterfront property in Peconic, but it’s easy to imagine he would have liked it there.

The property, which is listed for $7.5 million, includes a five-bedroom, 3½-bathroom shingle-style home that was modeled on Olmsted’s summer cottage in Deer Isle, Maine, called Felsted.


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Quiogue house has views for miles

The second-floor master bedroom of the Quiogue home

(Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

A house on Quiogue that was once home to the late Richard Clurman, former head of Time-Life News Service and an editorial director at Newsday, is on the market for $3.5 million.

Clurman was one of several media and literary celebrities linked to the community, including CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper and Budd Schulberg, the Academy Award-winning screenplay writer of “On the Waterfront.”...

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