Rich Cribs: A John Lequizamo beach house

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Actor John Leguizamo has bought a beach house in Amagansett with his wife, Justine, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report. They paid $1.227 million.

The three-bedroom, two-bath ranch is near an ocean beach. The 1,200-square-foot home has a cathedral ceiling with skylights, an outdoor shower, a hot tub, an enclosed porch and a deck.

The asking price had been $1,318,227, according to the listing with Martin Ligorner of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

-- Valerie Kellogg

Newsday Homes


'MEET THE PARENTS' IN OLD BROOKVILLE If the front exterior of this 13-room Colonial looks familiar, it's because the house, now on the market, appeared in the 2000 comedy "Meet the Parents."

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In the film, the Old Brookville home served as the Oyster Bay residence of Jack and Dina Byrnes, played by

Robert De Niro and Blythe Danner. Though some scenes are true to the property, Hollywood worked its magic. For instance, every leaf on the magnolia tree in the front yard was pinned on for the film. Dormers were added, and the front door was made in the Hamptons.

Unaltered was the dark-paneled living room, as well as the room where Jinxy the cat tore up Pam Byrnes' (Teri Polo) wedding dress, and the outdoor wedding of Pam and Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller).

The house, which is listed with Michele Barnette of Clickit Realty for $2.595 million, has since been expanded and renovated. The homeowners hired architect Peter Albinski and designer Greg Lanza. Today, the home features an open layout on the main level and six bedrooms on the second floor. A basement also was added.

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The 3.1-acre parcel, which is next to a New York State thoroughbred farm, is landscaped with a two-room cabana and a recently renovated gunite pool and spa.

-- Lisa Doll Bruno

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CENTRE ISLAND MANSE A Billy Joel neighbor is selling -- the waterfront Centre Island estate is on the market for $7.75 million.

The 7,700-square-foot white stucco home is on almost 6 acres of gardens with a pool, pool house and tennis court. It comes with his and hers closets, with custom cabinetry, off their own bathrooms.

There are views of Oyster Bay throughout the house, including the master bedroom, which features an unusual, octagonal cove ceiling as well as a balcony and fireplace.

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The home is listed with Frances Mazer of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates.

-- Valerie Kellogg

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