If you want to buy a house for $259,000
Freeport, 188 S. Brookside Ave.
Down to the newly Sheetrocked walls, this five-room Cape has been completely renovated. It has new siding and windows as well as new plumbing, electric service, boiler and tankless hot water heater. Granite countertops are in the updated kitchen, while the dining area has a cathedral ceiling.
Other details include wood floors, crown molding and a fireplace in the living room. The house has two bedrooms and two new bathrooms. Following the footprint of the house, the finished basement is wired for surround sound.
Backing a preserve, the parcel is 40 by 100 feet. There is a detached, one-car garage.
Ridge, 20 Lakeside Trail
Perched on a hill with views of Lake Panamoka, this five-room ranch is set on a .46-acre parcel with a 500-foot gravel driveway. Offering numerous updates, the house features stone work as well as a new 50-year architectural roof, new doors and siding and new Pella and Andersen windows.
Inside, the floor plan is open, with wood floors and cathedral ceilings -- some of them beamed. Plenty of windows overlook the property and lake. A stone indoor and outdoor fireplace is on the side of the house.
The layout also includes an eat-in kitchen as well as three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi tub. Amenities include a partial basement, a log cabin-style shed and beach rights.
Bill Tart, H&G Realty New York, Middle Island, 631-682-4004
Huntington Station, 171 W. 19th St.
Set on a quarter-acre parcel, this six-room ranch is a wide-line home with an open floor plan, says the listing agent. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including one new bathroom. The roof and windows as well as the front door and heating system also are new.
Amenities include a finished basement and a one-car garage. A mall, now known as Walt Whitman Shops, is nearby.
Elaine Patterson, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Massapequa Park, 516-343-9133