Stony Brook, 30 Hallock Meadow Dr., $685,000
Eleven skylights brighten the vaulted ceilings of this 1990 Contemporary. Agent Rose Sidoti of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage says it's the "dream home" of the European owners, who were drawn to its sleek design.
Sidoti says the house features "dramatic angles" and a "wall of glass" created by the oversized windows of three sets of sliding doors off the kitchen, living room and master bedroom. It's a home that was "made for entertaining, inside and out," she says.
There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a half-bath, including one with a steam shower. There's a granite eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room and a formal living room with a fireplace.
The house also offers hardwood floors, a family room and office, and a full finished basement with an outside entrance. The .52-acre property includes an L-shaped pool, a porch, deck and patio, in-ground sprinklers and a two-car garage.
Taxes are $15,844. Rose Sidoti, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 631-327-3144.
Syosset, 5 Waterford Way, $1.098 million
This Contemporary is owned by the people who built it, says agent Mara Navaretta of Homes by Mara. The owners lived in the original brick mansion on the property, Navaretta says, and when they were building five new houses on the site in 1981, they chose a whole new home style for themselves.
They enlisted the help of architect Tony Musso to create an open living space with multiple landings, differing ceiling heights and more than a half-dozen skylights to illuminate the interior. The four-bedroom house has three bathrooms and a half-bath, an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room and a living room with a fireplace.
There is also a media room, family room and maid's quarters and more than 3,000 square feet of living space. There's a gunite pool, deck and specimen plantings on the 2-acre property, which is located on a cul-de-sac.
Taxes are $37,949. Mara Navaretta, Homes By Mara, 516-551-3347.
Westhampton Beach, 3 Old Meadow Bend, $4.2 million
This house was designed to make you feel like you're on a boat, says agent Ellen Berkowitz of the Real Estate Store. There are porthole windows in the master bedroom and curved glass walls etched with wave designs in the master bath.
The master suite also features a fireplace and private balcony with unobstructed views of Moneybogue Bay. That's one of the breathtaking things about the 3.3-acre property, Berkowitz says, adding, "there's nothing between you and the bay but natural vegetation."
The 1996 Contemporary has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a half-bath, an eat-in kitchen, a media room and a combination living room/dining room with a fireplace.
The on-the-water feel continues outside, where there are multiple decks, a new pool with an outdoor shower, a private boardwalk and floating dock. The property comes with beach rights, and Berkowitz says the location is key -- it's just a short walk to town or to those sandy shores.
Taxes are $44,547. Ellen Berkowitz and Gary Knotoff, The Real Estate Store, 516-375-3345 and 631-334-4972
Shelter Island, 7 Fox Hollow Run, $895,000
Sitting in the loft area of this 1992 Contemporary, you might feel like you’re perched in a tree house, says listing agent Peter McCracken of The Corcoran Group. It’s particularly beautiful this time of year, he adds, as the changing leaves put on a colorful show in nearly every window in the house.
McCracken says the owners designed the three-bedroom home themselves, with both the topography and their lifestyle in mind. The house was built into a hillside, creating multiple levels on which the owners and their guests can dine, sleep, relax and entertain.
The master bedroom is set apart from the guest rooms, and each bedroom has its own set of sliding glass doors that lead out to a wraparound deck. The house has two bathrooms and a half-bath, oversized windows that flood the interior in natural light and have beautiful views of the 1.2-acre property, which borders a reserve.
Taxes are $5,177. Peter M. McCracken, The Corcoran Group, 631-774-0107.