Stony Brook, 11 Westwood Dr., $475,000
The gazebo sits beside a saltwater pool surrounded by elaborate landscaping at this renovated ranch, says listing agent Lisa Godt of Realty Connect USA. Godt says the gazebo is a quiet retreat for the homeowner, who can find a shady, screened-in seat there after pursuing her passion for gardening, or when relaxing by the pool, which was recently refurbished with new plumbing, a new liner and an extensive paver patio.
The 1980 home has three bedrooms, two updated baths and a kitchen with light wood cabinets, Corian counters and stainless steel appliances. There’s a formal dining room, a formal living room and a family room with a fireplace and skylights in the vaulted ceilings.
The house features a master suite with large walk-in closets, an attic and a full basement. There’s a portico and a garden shed on the 0.52-acre property, which is equipped with inground sprinklers.
The taxes are $16,041. Lisa Godt, Realty Connect USA, 516-650-4279.
Greenport, 18 Sound Dr., $665,000
A creative renovation added a gazebo to the front of this 1950 cape, says listing agent Marie Beninati of Beninati Associates. She says the structure was built at the home’s entryway so the owner could enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of her neighborhood from the privacy and shade of the gazebo.
The quarter-acre property overlooks the Kontokosta Winery, Beninati says, and the backyard has been designed to maximize the view, with a trellised veranda and a stone dining patio for al fresco entertaining. The three-bedroom home has two full baths, Beninati says, including a marble bathroom in the master suite that spans the entire second floor of the house.
There are wide-plank hardwood floors throughout the home, and the open floor plan features a dining room, a living room with a fireplace and an eat-in kitchen with white bead board cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. There’s a two-car detached garage on the property, which Beninati says is down the block from the beach and a short walk from Greenport Village.
The taxes are $5,596. Marie Beninati, Beninati Associates, 631-765-5333
Oceanside, 3262 Ocean Harbor Dr., $679,000
The owners of this waterfront Contemporary added the gazebo as a finishing touch to the “resort-style” yard, says listing agent Ellen Caprino of Real Living Innovations Realty. The gazebo is perched on a 60-foot bulkhead overlooking a canal and a dock with three boat slips.
The backyard features a pond, paver patio, porch swing and bar, Caprino says, and is equipped with LED lighting for evening entertaining. You’ll still be able to gaze at the water when you enter the home, Caprino says, because the back of the house has oversized Andersen windows through which you can take in the panoramic views.
The 1963 home offers four bedrooms, 2 1⁄2 renovated baths and an updated eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a skylight. There’s a living room, a den with a wood-burning fireplace and a formal dining room with built-ins and a tray ceiling.
The home features hardwood floors, crown molding and a second-floor master suite with sliding glass doors to a Trex deck overlooking the canal. There’s a two-car garage on the 60-by-100-foot property, which comes with deeded dock rights.
The taxes are $11,431. Ellen Caprino, Real Living Innovations Realty, 516-317-1059.