Whether it’s a house with its own pumpkin patch, a patio with a firepit or a home theater to watch the football game, there are many homes now on the market that seem tailor-made for the autumn season. Here is a sampling of 10.
Some of Long Island’s most popular autumn attractions are the North Fork wineries. This 1930 farmhouse, at 32800 Main Rd., is not only situated in the heart of wine country, but it also comes with its own vineyard and private wine label. Alexander Aquino, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-902-7351.
The bottles of wine from grapes on the property can be stored in a wine cooler in the renovated eat-in kitchen. Also included are quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse sink and a center island. The 1930 home, which was fully renovated in 2005, features an enclosed front patio, a dining room and an attic with high ceilings.
Outside the four-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom house is an acre of mature merlot grapes, about 1,100 vines in total, says listing agent Alexander Aquino of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. The vines produce 4 tons of merlot juice a year, creating about 240 cases, or 2,880 bottles.
Even with the fall chill in the air, owners can still relax or entertain in the backyard of this Colonial at 21 Greenbrier Ave. The four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house, which was reconstructed in 2008, includes a firepit on the back patio. Kelly Choulis Auffret, Coach Realtors, 516-697-3742.
Surrounding the built-in firepit on the paver patio is curved sectional wicker seating with Sunbrella Fabric cushions, which stay with the house. The multilevel patio also surrounds a 16-by-32-foot in-ground pool. Multiple sets of sliding glass doors — in the great room, kitchen and dining room — lead from the back of the house to the patio.
The house features porcelain tile floors with radiant heat throughout the open layout. The great room overlooks a custom eat-in kitchen, which includes a center island and two ovens. Other features include an office, a den and a second-level master suite with a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom.
When fall rolls around each year, owners of this ranch at 61 Baybright Dr. will have no need to go to the pumpkin patch; they can go pumpkin picking right in their own backyard. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home features a garden that grows pumpkins. Donna Barnes, Laffey Real Estate, 631-682-5665.
Garden rows in the backyard include squash, eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes and full-size pumpkins. If new owners maintain the garden, they’ll have homegrown pumpkins to carve and put on the front stoop for Halloween. The yard also includes a brick barbecue pit and wine grapes growing near the back patio.
The house, built in 1965, offers three full bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room. The finished basement, with 8-foot ceilings, also includes an eat-in kitchen and dining room.
Laurel Hollow: $930,000
Behind this Colonial at 1681 Rte. 25A, which has five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, is a barn. The red-and-white two-stall barn and paddock enclosed with farm railing are surrounded by towering trees on the 2.27-acre property, making for what listing agent Susan Andreiev of Coach Realtors calls “the perfect place to watch the seasons change.” Susan Andreiev, Coach Realtors, 516-528-2963.
In addition to the barn and paddock, the property includes an in-ground pool with solar heating, a multilevel wraparound deck and a 2.5-car garage. It also comes with a private beach and mooring rights.
The home has an open floor plan that includes a living room with a fireplace, an updated eat-in kitchen with a breakfast bar, a formal dining room and a great room with a wet bar, skylights and sliding glass doors on all sides overlooking the property. Granite floors run through the main level.
Dix Hills: $849,000
When the leaves change color, the tree-lined property surrounding this Colonial at 140 Deforest Rd. makes for a serene autumn setting. A driveway that’s about 150 feet long, with trees towering above it on both sides, leads to a secluded five-bedroom, three-bathroom house on a 1.11-acre property. Diane Cosentino, Re/Max Beyond, 631-236-2721.
The backyard, with plenty of shade, includes an in-ground pool surrounded by a paver patio. Overlooking the pool is a marble cabana with a changing room, a granite countertop and remote-control shutters.
The kitchen in the 1965 house includes stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a center island. An extension added a dining area that includes windows overlooking the pool and yard and vaulted ceilings with skylights. There’s also a formal dining room. French sliders are featured throughout the house, which also has a brick fireplace in the living room.
Port Washington: $845,000
Look through the windows of the sunroom in this waterfront Colonial and watch as the leaves fall and autumn arrives. The home, at 57 Sintsink Dr. W., offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Edith E. Katz, Laffey Real Estate, 516-639-1172.
Situated at the back of the house, the sunroom offers views of the foliage from every angle, providing a sense of the outdoors without being exposed to the fall elements. With wall-to-wall windows, the sunroom overlooks the trees, a gazebo and Manhasset Bay.
Sliding doors from the sunroom open to the living room and dining room area, which also includes a bay window and a fireplace. The 1954 home, rebuilt in 2013, also features one bathroom on each level, and a granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a center island.
Many families spend Sundays in the fall in front of the television watching football. This four-bedroom, 2.5-bathrom Colonial at 15 Brewster Hill Rd. has a home theater dedicated to doing just that. Kristin Bodkin, Coach Realtors, 631-804-1696.
In the finished basement is a media room with six reclining chairs and a 103-inch high-definition projection screen, forming what the current homeowners call a “sports fan’s dream.” The media room is equipped with surround sound and connections for cable, satellite and various game systems. The equipment and chairs are included with the home.
To one side of the foyer is a living room with a large brick fireplace and white mantel. To the other is a den with floor-to-ceiling bookcases surrounding a bay window. The dining room features sliding glass doors that lead to the back patio and French doors that open to the living room.
Forget heading out east or to the farm to go apple picking. Owners of this four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom Tudor at 1549 Hewlett Ave. can pluck them right off the trees in their backyard. Pinella Tajcher, VI Properties, 718-757-0725
The first step to making some true homemade apple pie on an autumn day would be to exit the den, walk across the paver patio and over to the two apple trees situated against the fence.
The house also includes a foyer with vaulted ceilings, a living room with a wood-burning stove and a formal dining room. One of the bathrooms includes a double sink, a walk-in shower and a hot tub. The 1930 home features updated windows, a slate roof and a finished basement with a full bathroom and outside entrance.
The pool may get closed at the start of fall, but the hot tub doesn’t. This three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom high-ranch at 169 Berry Hill Ct. features a six-person hot tub situated in the corner of the backyard. Asad Naqvi, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516-343-0098
The hot tub is alongside an in-ground pool. Sliding glass doors lead from the formal dining room to a second-level Trex deck that overlooks the yard. Sliders in the den lead to the hot tub and pool area.
The 1967 home, which listing agent Asad Naqvi of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty says was fully renovated within the past few years, includes a kitchen with granite counters and a breakfast bar. One of the 3 1/2-bathrooms is situated in the master bedroom.
This Dutch Colonial at 108 Ocean Ave. was the inspiration and setting for “The Amityville Horror.” The five-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom waterfront home is situated on a canal and includes a boathouse and boat slip. Jerry O’Neill, Coldwell Banker Harbor Light, 631-842-8400
In the back of the house is a heated sunroom that overlooks the water. The 1927 home offers a living room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room and a family room. The second level includes a master bedroom with a full bathroom, two bedrooms and a balcony. The third level offers two additional bedrooms.
The 50-by-237-foot property, along the Amityville River, includes a two-car garage.