Japanese gardens surround this five-bedroom house in Sands Point, which is on the market for $2.495 million.

Previous owners put landscaping around the pool area and in front of the home, says listing agent Lynn Hehn of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.

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The house has five bathrooms and a half-bath and is on 2.5 acres that include a heated pool and tennis court.

The rear section of the property has a tidal creek linked to Long Island Sound, Hehn says.

The home, built in 1962, is a Postmodern expanded ranch with an open floor plan, and many of the rooms have cathedral ceilings. There are oversized windows in the kitchen and master bedroom. There's also a guest suite on the upper level.