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24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000 to $429,000

The Tudor style is what drew sellers Danielle and Todd Karmel to this house in 2006. "There are one or two in the whole town," Danielle Karmel says. It's listed in October 2013 by Marie Frei-Tuzzi of Coach Realtors.

Why buyers love brick homes

Stately. Solid. Strong.

These adjectives can't help but come to mind when describing a brick home. It's a look that has withstood the test of time, and also is highly desirable among buyers.

A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders found that, nationally, consumers prefer genuine clay brick exteriors over vinyl siding, stone, stucco, wood and fiber cement.

In fact, brick can increase a home's value by 2.5 to 5 percent, depending on the market, says Jonathan Miller, chief executive of Manhattan appraisal firm Miller Samuel.

Here are some brick homes listed for sale on Long Island. Search Newsday Homes for more properties on the market.

566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000Sellers Simon and Bozena
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566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000

Sellers Simon and Bozena Pasternak say they chose a brick veneer for the front of their Colonial when they completely renovated it in 2006. "It looks very attractive on a Colonial," Simon Pasternak says. It's listed in October 2013 with Annette Mina of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000The home owners installed
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566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000

The home owners installed insulation between the brick veneer and the plywood, which adds extra warmth during the winter.

566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000The home has a
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566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000

The home has a gourmet kitchen with marble and stone.

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566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000The home has three
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566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000

The home has three bedroom and three full bathrooms.

566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000In the bathrooms there
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566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000

In the bathrooms there are two new Aquapeutic steam showers.

566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000The house has a
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566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000

The house has a banquet-sized formal dining room.

566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000There are hardwood floors
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566 Oak Ave., Bohemia: $599,000

There are hardwood floors throughout its nine rooms, including the den, where the fireplace is located.

38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 millionPaul Diesu
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38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 million

Paul Diesu served as general contractor for the construction of his home in East Islip's Moorings community in 2002, and chose brick for its timeless look. It's listed in October 2013 by Irene Lockel and Steven Rainone of Netter Real Estate.

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38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 millionThe home
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38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 million

The home has a 1,500-square-foot master suite that comprises a large part of the second floor.

38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 millionThe master
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38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 million

The master suite has a balcony that overlooks the resort-style pool out back with its pool house and patios.

38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 millionThe home
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38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 million

The home has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms.

38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 millionIn the
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38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 million

In the two-story entrance, there are mahogany coffered ceilings.

38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 millionThe first
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38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 million

The first floor includes an oversized eat-in kitchen.

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38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 millionThe home
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38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 million

The home has a billiards room, a gym and a laundry.

38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 million
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38 The Helm, East Islip: $1.495 million

"To me, brick really is not a fad," Paul Diesu, the home's owner, says. "You had stucco homes come and go, and bevel wood come and go, and the contemporary look. Brick is extremely stately and rich-looking. You can look at houses 20, 30 years old made of brick, and they stood the test of time."

24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000 to
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24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000 to $429,000

The Tudor style is what drew sellers Danielle and Todd Karmel to this house in 2006. "There are one or two in the whole town," Danielle Karmel says. It's listed in October 2013 by Marie Frei-Tuzzi of Coach Realtors.

24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000-$429,000The house
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24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000-$429,000

The house has parquet oak floors and a brick fireplace in the family room.

24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000 to
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24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000 to $429,000

The updated kitchen has tin ceilings and new, stainless steel appliances.

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24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000 to
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24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000 to $429,000

There's also a full dining room.

24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000 to
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24 Old Dock Rd., Kings Park: $399,000 to $429,000

The home has a landscaped backyard and a one-car garage.

The brick home was built in1923.
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The brick home was built in1923.

61 Round Hill Rd., East Hills: $789,000The charm
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61 Round Hill Rd., East Hills: $789,000

The charm of this all-brick Colonial is what drew seller Al Croce to it in 2006, but the energy efficiency of brick is an added bonus that translates into energy savings, Croce says. He says that his gas and electricity bills combined aren't much more than $300 a month. It's listed in October 2013 by Monica Kranepool of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.

61 Round Hill Rd., East Hills: $789,000The five-room
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61 Round Hill Rd., East Hills: $789,000

The five-room home has hardwood floors, a formal dining room and a screened sun porch.

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61 Round Hill Rd., East Hills: $789,000The living
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61 Round Hill Rd., East Hills: $789,000

The living room features a fireplace.

61 Round Hill Rd., East Hills: $789,000The home
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61 Round Hill Rd., East Hills: $789,000

The home has three bedrooms, one full bathroom and one half-bathroom.

61 Round Hill Rd., East Hills: $789,000There's also
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61 Round Hill Rd., East Hills: $789,000

There's also a full, finished basement.

916 Berkshire Dr., Westbury: $599,990This 1955 split-level is
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916 Berkshire Dr., Westbury: $599,990

This 1955 split-level is in the hamlet of Salisbury, which is known for brick construction. Jean Demetrius, who bought the house in 2001, says that when he was looking in the area, all of the houses were made of brick, though it was the in-ground pool that drew him to this particular home. It's listed in October 2013 by Nina Naqvi of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

916 Berkshire Dr., Westbury: $599,990The home has hardwood
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916 Berkshire Dr., Westbury: $599,990

The home has hardwood floors and a den or office that extends onto the second level.

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916 Berkshire Dr., Westbury: $599,990The second level, of
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916 Berkshire Dr., Westbury: $599,990

The second level, of three, also contains the living room and eat-in kitchen.

916 Berkshire Dr., Westbury: $599,990The house has three
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916 Berkshire Dr., Westbury: $599,990

The house has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one-half bathroom.

Seaford Colonial: $599,995Charles Rutenberg Realty's Jennifer Kobel, who
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Seaford Colonial: $599,995

Charles Rutenberg Realty's Jennifer Kobel, who bought this center-hall Colonial by the water 10 years ago and also is acting as the listing agent, says the house is at a high enough elevation that it stayed dry during superstorm Sandy. But the brick front of the 1985 house also gave the family a feeling of security in high winds. "A brick house always feels strong and safe," Kobel says.

Seaford Colonial: $599,995The home has a huge kitchen
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Seaford Colonial: $599,995

The home has a huge kitchen with a center island and stainless steel appliances.

Seaford Colonial: $599,995There's a separate formal dining room,
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Seaford Colonial: $599,995

There's a separate formal dining room, also.

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Seaford Colonial: $599,995In all, the home has 11
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Seaford Colonial: $599,995

In all, the home has 11 rooms.

Seaford Colonial: $599,995There are four bedrooms and two
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Seaford Colonial: $599,995

There are four bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the second floor, along with a half-bathroom on the first floor.

Seaford Colonial: $599,995Out back there's a large deck
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Seaford Colonial: $599,995

Out back there's a large deck with a semi in-ground pool.

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