Baby, it’s cold outside. To help keep you warm amid dropping temperatures — whether you are planning to buy soon or are just dreaming warm thoughts — we’ve rounded up some homes where the heat is a built-in pleasure.
Southold: 435 Private Rd., $725,000
Watch the snow fall as you sit in the living room of this Colonial beside the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and gaze through the adjacent wall of glass. The room, with cathedral ceilings, also features French doors that open to a wraparound deck overlooking the tree-lined property.
The 2001 house, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, sits on a secluded 1.17-acre lot. The main level also includes a granite kitchen with a solarium, a dining room and a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and French doors opening to a private deck. On the upper level are two additional bedrooms and a bathroom.
The home also includes a walkout lower-level den with a wood-burning stove. The property, which includes an attached one-car garage, is within walking distance of Kenneys Beach on Long Island Sound and down the road from Great Pond. The taxes are $8,546. Amanda Field Kelly and Scott Bennett, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-298-8000
Cutchogue: 255 Lupen Dr., $899,000
The family room in this five-bedroom Colonial boasts a wood-burning fireplace and brick flooring that “I like to call original radiant heated flooring because when the fireplace is on it will heat the brick floors,” jokes listing agent Cheryl Schneider of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. Also included in the family room is a granite wet bar with a wine cooler and fridge, built-in bookshelves and an outside entrance opening to a fenced area with a deck and hot tub. The home, built in 1967, features a whole-house generator that ensures that the house will never be cold “because even if the power goes out, it kicks in automatically within one minute,” Schneider says.
The foyer, also with brick flooring, flows into the formal living and dining rooms. The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a brick wall with built-in cooktop. The master suite, with a walk-in closet and bathroom, is on the upper level with four additional bedrooms and a full bath. The house also includes a partially finished basement and attached two-car garage.
The 1-acre property, with taxes of $15,048, has an in-ground, gunite saltwater pool that is heated and fenced. Cheryl Schneider, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-766-2598
Jericho: 25 Westmoreland Dr., $1.395 million
When it’s snowing, stay warm inside this four-bedroom Contemporary thanks to a snow melt system that heats the driveway and walkway. Shoveling is made easier or even unnecessary with the system, which has an automatic sensor or can be turned on manually before the snow begins to fall. “The driveway is wide, so even with a snowblower it’s a lot of work,” says homeowner Ginetta Modica, of Sorelle Realty Group. “So it has been great.”
The house includes a living room, a formal dining room featuring vaulted ceilings with skylights, a step-down den with a wood-burning fireplace and an eat-in kitchen with custom cabinetry and granite countertops. The master bedroom includes two closets, one being a walk-in, and a full bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and bidet. The 1955 house, which includes a whole-house generator, also has a full, finished basement and attached one-car garage.
The 172-by-100-foot corner property, with taxes of $17,926, also has a stone patio with built-in barbecue and refrigerator and a heated, in-ground pool with a waterfall and deck jets. Ginetta Modica, Sorelle Realty Group, 347-510-4128
Centereach: 7 Taurgo Lane, $364,990
Even without socks, feet are kept warm inside this three-bedroom ranch thanks to radiant heated flooring. Both of the home’s bathrooms and the den are equipped with radiant heating, making it more tolerable to walk barefoot across tile flooring during cold months. The 1978 house, which has central air conditioning, includes a living room and dining room with hardwood flooring.
The eat-in kitchen features sliding glass doors that open to a backyard with an in-ground pool and patio. The master bedroom includes a full bathroom. A second bathroom off the hallway includes a laundry chute that leads to the home’s unfinished basement, which has 9-foot ceilings.
The 0.35-acre property, which is on a cul-de-sac, also includes an attached one-car garage. The taxes are $10,468. Paul Musso, Realty Connect USA, 631-865-7745
Massapequa: 26 Wood Ave., $649,900
Entertaining outdoors is still an option at this four-bedroom split-level thanks to a Cambridge paver firepit and rounded built-in seating in the backyard that allows guests to stay warm around the fire. Sliding glass doors off the dining room open to the patio and firepit area, which can comfortably seat 12 people, says the home’s listing agent.
The house, which was originally built in 1954 and fully redone in 2013, has an open floor plan that includes a living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and cherrywood cabinetry. On the second level are two bedrooms and one of the home’s four full bathrooms, which includes porcelain tile and motion-detector lighting. The master suite, on the upper level, features a walk-in closet, an additional wall of closets and a bathroom with a shower and Jacuzzi tub.
The house also includes a finished basement with a wet bar. The 80-by-86-foot property, with taxes of $18,069, has an attached one-car garage. Sandra Mathis, Century 21 AA Realty, 516-270-5482
Plainedge: 55 Oak Dr., $699,000
No need to clean the snow off the car or scrape the ice off its windows at this four-bedroom high-ranch, which includes an attached two-car garage. Go straight from the house to the car without stepping outside by storing the vehicles in the garage, which features a Wi-Fi-controlled door that can be opened and closed from a smartphone.
The house, which the listing agent says was originally built in 1970 and fully renovated within the last year, includes a main level with a living room, granite eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a dining room with sliding glass doors that open to a two-story Trex deck. On the lower level is a family room plus an additional bedroom and bathroom.
The house, with hardwood flooring throughout, also includes a built-in Bluetooth speaker system. Taxes on the 70-by-103-foot property are $16,123. Nadia Pervez, Dream Realty Group, 631-427-0770
Miller Place: 24 N. Heritage Rd., $619,000
Staying warm in the backyard of this four-bedroom Colonial won’t be an issue while lounging in a hot tub that is situated directly across from an outdoor stone fireplace. Also on the paver patio is a firepit with built-in seating, and an outdoor bar with a grill and L-shaped counter with stools. The house, built in 1998, includes 3-1/2 bathrooms. Beyond the foyer is a formal living room and formal dining room.
The eat-in kitchen, which opens to a den, features granite countertops and sliding glass doors that open to the patio. The master suite, on the upper level, boasts a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
The 0.92-acre property, on a cul-de-sac, includes an attached two-car garage and a detached three-car garage with electric. The taxes are $14,436. Lily Taverna and Justine Ventriglia-Green, Keller Williams Realty Homes & Estates, 631-455-9459, 631-416-2518
East Hampton: 104 Old Stone Hwy., $1.995 million
The heated four-seasons room in the three-bedroom main house of this 3.2-acre compound offers homeowners the “feel of being outside without being exposed to the winter weather,” says listing agent Greg Schmidt of The Corcoran Group. The sunroom, which he says was renovated in 2014, also includes travertine marble floors with radiant heat, three walls of oversized windows, and vaulted ceilings. “In summer, it’s beautiful. In winter, it’s beautiful,” Schmidt says.
The sunroom opens to the kitchen, also renovated in 2014, with marble countertops, a farmhouse sink and high-end appliances, including a Sub-Zero fridge and Wolf six-burner gas range. The 2-1/2 bathroom main house, which has one-level living, also includes a master bedroom with a fireplace, high ceilings and a walk-in closet. The master bath features a shower and free-standing tub overlooking the kidney-shaped gunite pool, Jacuzzi and stone patio in the backyard.
In addition to a detached two-car garage with windows, the property also includes a roughly 1,300-square-foot cottage that has two en suite bedrooms, a living room, dining area, kitchen, washer and dryer, outdoor shower and patio. The taxes are $15,180. Greg Schmidt and Jackie Dunphy, The Corcoran Group, 917-848-4918, 631-324-1820
Sands Point: 87 Old House Lane, $15 million
This newly constructed manse includes a porch overlooking Long Island South that features dual heating grids integrated into the ceiling and automated screens, allowing for use even in colder temperatures. Just beyond the porch, which is off the kitchen, is a firepit area offering water views. “Because it’s a waterfront house, they were very specific about making it toasty even in the winter so you could enjoy it all year-round,” says co-listing agent Maggie Keats of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who along with Jill Berman is representing the 3.38-acre property.
Additional heating elements in the home include four fireplaces, radiant heated floors on all stone and tile in the 16,000-square-foot home, a sauna, and an automatic pool cover that keeps the heated in-ground pool and Jacuzzi spa warm and ready for use during all seasons. The seven-bedroom house, with eight full bathrooms and two half-baths, boasts a double-height entry, a step-down living room with walls of glass, a private office with a covered porch, a dining room, and a kitchen that opens to a family room. The master bedroom is divided by a free-standing dual-sided fireplace wall seen from both the bed and sitting room area.
The walkout lower level features a cabana with a sauna, an indoor sports court with half basketball court, a gym and a wine room. An elevator accesses all three levels of the house. The property, taxes for which are yet to be determined, also includes an attached four-car garage and a rooftop deck. Jill Berman and Maggie Keats, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-375-9101, 516-449-7598
Dix Hills: 33 Bonaire Dr., $899,000
On frigid days, warm up in the sauna, steam shower and Jacuzzi tub featured in the master bathroom of this five-bedroom Colonial. The house, built in 1972 and updated with green features, includes a grand marble entry with a bridal staircase.
The main level includes a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, family room and guest suite with a full bath. On the middle level is a formal living room with cathedral ceilings. The en suite master bedroom is on the upper level with three additional bedrooms and a full bath.
The 0.45-acre property, with taxes of $15,203, also features a heated in-ground saltwater pool with a waterfall and cabana. Lisa Sherman, Realty Connect USA, 631-793-7679