North Merrick

18 Earl Dr., $679,000

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Thanks to the sunroom in this three-bedroom cape, listing agent Joann Laucella of Select a Home Island South Realty says, there’s no such thing as the winter blues. The rounded English conservatory sunroom is glass from top to bottom, including the vaulted roof.

“In the winter, you can sit in this room on a sunny day and it is so energizing,” Laucella says. “You don’t feel cooped up all the time because you feel like you’re outside.”

The sunroom, which includes a SlimLine air conditioner and heater, has French sliding doors that open to a formal dining room. A dual fireplace heats the living room and the den, where the fireplace is set in a stone wall.

The sunroon on this Syosset house has a hot tub. The house is on the market in July 2016 for $948,000. Photo Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Int’l. Realty / Kevin J. Wohlers

The home, with hardwood floors and custom molding, has two full bathrooms. The kitchen, which opens to a side porch, includes granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom features a step-down area that Laucella says can be used as a nursery, home office or lounge. There’s also a full finished basement.

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Taxes on the 0.3-acre property are $12,597. Joann Laucella, Select A Home Island South Realty, 516-643-5564.


29 Azalea Dr., $948,000

When the owners of this four-bedroom split-level decided that winters were too cold to use the hot tub in the backyard, they decided to build a sunroom that would accommodate it. “This way they could enjoy it all year round,” says listing agent Kathleen Pisani of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

The sunroom on this North Babylon house opens onto a deck. The house is on the market in July 2016 for $399,000. Photo Credit: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

A 500-gallon hot tub, with an alarm on the cover for child safety, now sits in a heated and air-conditioned sunroom. In addition to skylights, the sunroom has wall-to-wall windows overlooking the back patio. The room opens to a family room with a fireplace.

An extension was added in 1996 on the master suite, which includes a home office and one of the home’s 2 1⁄2 bathrooms. The house offers an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a dining room with wainscoting and sliding glass doors that open to the back deck.

Taxes on the 0.27-acre property are $21,224. Kathleen Pisani, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516-359-9499.

North Babylon

428 Spangle Dr., $399,000

The sunroom in this four-bedroom Colonial has wall-to-wall windows, vaulted ceilings with a fan and a door that opens to a Trex deck overlooking the backyard. Just beyond the trees in the yard is Elda Lake and Phelps Lane Memorial Park, which includes a football and soccer field, baseball and softball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds and a swimming facility.

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“The house is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the park,” says listing agent Adam Rodriguez of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “It’s great for a growing family.”

The sunroom, Rodriguez says, is built on a slab and has electricity. Sliding glass doors lead from the sunroom to the den. Hardwood floors run throughout the bedrooms, the formal living room and the dining room, which has a rounded wall.

The home, which has gas heating, includes an eat-in kitchen and 2 1⁄2 bathrooms. Also featured on the 85-by-100-foot property is an Owens Corning-finished basement, an aboveground pool and a one-car garage.

The taxes are $11,886. Adam Rodriguez, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 631-579-6096.