A 1950s five-bedroom, three-bathroom home in West Islip, on the market for $975,000, comes with a detached two-story, 20-by-40-foot boathouse and garage. There is also a covered boat slip on the property, which provides access to Great South Bay and Fire Island Inlet from a wide river canal.

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The main house, on an acre, features stone, brick, slate and copper. "It has all the warmth and charm of yesteryear but has been well maintained," says Carolyn Matherson of Eric G. Ramsay Jr. Associates, who is listing the property with Bill Vonnes.

There is a new heating system.