With Mothers Day in a few days, here are three mother-daughter houses available for sale on Long Island. The accessory apartment in each home is legal with proper permits in place. While there is no shortage of real estate listings that include the “mother-daughter” label, only a fraction represent homes that actually have permits in place:
This West Babylon high-ranch, listed at $439,990, has been on the market for less than two weeks. It was built in 1990 by the current owners and was a mother-daughter home from the beginning. A generous amount of space was allotted to the “mother’s” apartment. Both the apartment and the main section of the home each have three bedrooms. Maria Zaffarese of Pristine Properties Cole & Associates is the listing agent, and she says she thinks the best aspect of the home is how clean and well kept it is. Amenities include stainless steel appliances, Pergo floors and a new patio. Property taxes are $13,985.
This Oceanside home should be considered the mother of all mother-daughter homes. It is actually two full-size homes connected to each other. One side is a split-level and the other is a Contemporary. The original home was built in 1955, and the contemporary home was added in 2005 when the owners’ daughter and family moved in. The time for downsizing has come, and the home has been listed as a “unique-style, legal mother and daughter home” for $749,000. Listing agent Ellen Caprino of RE/MAX Shores says that the Town of Hempstead housing rules dictate that the home must be sold to mother-daughter buyers who will be given 90 days to “install” a family member in the auxiliary apartment. If this can’t be accomplished, then the second kitchen must be removed. The backyard is treed, and the contemporary side home has a deck. Taxes are $13,162.
Built in 1953, this Farmingdale mother-daughter home has had only two owners. The first floor has two bedrooms and is approximately 1,100 square feet. The second floor has three bedrooms and is approximately 1,000 square feet. On almost a quarter acre, the rear deck has been screened in and a ceiling fan installed. The home has hardwood floors and the upstairs kitchen was recently updated. Realtor Michelle DiPaolo, the listing agent, says it is a lovely home in a lovely community. The home is listed for $459,000, and taxes are $10,983.50.