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News 12: Long Island's most exclusive properties

Valerie Kellogg, Newsday's LI home editor and Rich

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 focused on some of Long Island's most exclusive 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:

REMSENBERG PROPERTY

Lawrence...

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Rich Cribs: Brookville Farms neighbor turned horse barns to cottages

This house, which neighbors Brookville Farms, is on

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This four-bedroom ranch-style home in Brookville with  two separate cottages on the property neighbors the equestrian Brookville Farms. It is on the market for $1.699 million.

The cottages were originally horse barns, says listing agent Regina Rogers of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The sellers use one, which has a fireplace and an original barn door, as a woodworking shop and the other...

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Blue Point home traces roots to Salvation Army founders

This turn-of-the-century Colonial in Blue Point, listed in

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The bells you heard ringing during the holiday season can be traced back to the family that built this turn-of-the-20th-century Colonial in Blue Point listed for $795,000. It served as the summer home for Ballington Booth, a native of England whose parents, William and Catherine Booth, founded the Salvation Army in 1865.

“They were responsible for all the bells ringing at the shopping centers,”...

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Glen Cove Colonial doubles as dental office on 'Doctors Row'

The Glen Cove home on "doctors row," on

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When Roberta Cerasi of Glen Key Realty listed this 1935 home in Glen Cove, she included not only a vintage photo of the house in black and white but also a current photo of the house in black and white.

“When the house was built, the photos were black and white or sepia,” says Cerasi. “I wanted that aesthetic to come through, to say, ‘This is a house with history.’ ” The virtual tour for the...

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Rich Cribs: Architect's Japan-inspired Centre Island home

Architect Benjamin C. Thompson, creator of the marketplace

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Architect Benjamin C. Thompson, creator of the festival marketplaces at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport and Baltimore’s Harborplace, designed this home in Centre Island. On the market for $8.25 million, the 1955 house reflects a Japanese aesthetic, beginning with  a  rock garden and landscaped koi pond at the entrance.

Located on a little more than 18 acres with more than 500 feet...

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Long Island real estate questions answered: 'Ask a Broker'

Sweet Potato, the estate of billionaire businessman Ronald

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While the tapering of the federal stimulus program might be the impetus for some, it’s the turn of the calendar that has us at Real LI thinking about the real estate landscape in 2014. A new year means new milestones for LI renters, homeowners and homeowners-to-be, so we are launching a new feature to provide a service to our readers while offering us the opportunity to get to know you better.

So...

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Rich Cribs: $6M Mill Neck home with stunning details

This home in Mill Neck home was designed

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This custom-built Mill Neck home, on the market for $5.999 million, is filled with stunning details. Designed by Long Island architect Anthony Musso in 1997, the house, which has five bedrooms, five baths and two half-baths, features intricate stonework in the cavelike foyer, as well as in the living room and around the dining room fireplace.

There are also rough-hewn wood beams that...

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Rich Cribs: Cold Spring Laboratory was to fill this home with eugenics records

This stuccoed home in Laurel Hollow is listed

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Listed for $1.149 million, this Laurel Hollow brick-trimmed stuccoed structure designed by architects Peabody, Wilson and Brown was originally built in 1914 for railroad executive E.H. Harriman’s widow, Mary.

It was later donated to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for a new Eugenics Records Office, writes Laurel Hollow historian Elizabeth L. Watson in her book “Houses for Science: A Pictorial...

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News 12: Celebs heat up Long Island real estate market

Former Met Jose Reyes has put his Manhasset

Newsday's 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 homes. This week she focused on recent celebrity sales.

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:

CARSON DALY PROPERTY:

Marybeth...

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Why you should buy their home in Oakdale

Mary and Art Swayhoover sit in the den,

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Sellers. Mary and Art Swayhoover

Address. 231 Grassmere Ave., Oakdale

Asking price. $425,000

The basics. A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on a .29-acre lot

The competition. A Roxbury Drive three-bedroom, 2½-bath ranch with a large atrium is listed for $725,000.

Recent sale in the area. A three-bedroom, one-bath ranch on nearby Forest Avenue sold in mid-October for...

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