Center Moriches, 9 Laura Lee Dr., $629,000
In addition to the water views from the mahogany wraparound porch, this beachfront two-story has an additional deck off the master bedroom that offers panoramic sights of Moriches Bay, says listing agent Susan Belzak of Belzak & Bodkin Realty Corp. The second-floor master suite features three sets of French doors that open to a covered mahogany deck.
The master in the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house also has French doors that open to a side porch. Italian porcelain tile and a marble vanity are featured in the master bath, which also includes a walk-in shower and Jacuzzi. One of the two first-floor bedrooms has French doors that open to the wraparound porch.
The living room, with dark wooden floors, has a natural stone fireplace. The kitchen has white Shaker wood cabinets, granite counters, a custom tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances, including a commercial Wolf stove. The house is on a 85-by-200-foot property.
Taxes are $17,246. Susan Belzak, Belzak & Bodkin Realty Corp, 631-758-0557.
Kings Park, 68 First Ave., $472,500
Thanks to this Victorian being set back on a deep, tree-lined property, lounging on the wraparound porch is a private and peaceful experience, says listing agent Nancy Wightman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The wood porch runs from the front of the three-bedroom, 2 1⁄2 bathroom house to the side, where a door opens to the eat-in kitchen.
A wood-burning stove can heat the den, which includes vaulted ceilings and sliding glass doors that open to a deck with a retractable awning. The elevated deck overlooks the private rear garden in the backyard of the 0.35-acre property. The house was built in 2000.
Its first floor includes the master bedroom and bathroom, has nine-foot ceilings and hardwood floors. Oak stairs lead to an open upper landing. The finished basement includes three rooms and an outside entrance.
Taxes are $11,829. Nancy Wightman, Rosemary Culhane, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 631-806-8151, 631-278-4252.
Bellmore, 2542 Bellmore Ave., $624,995
With water nearby, the wraparound porch on this corner property Victorian makes for a tranquil setting, says listing agent Alesia Sommers of Realty Connect USA. The composite porch has PVC railings, and the 0.25-acre lot is across the street from a canal.
Sommers says that most of the three-bedroom, three-bathroom house has been redone in the last five years. The kitchen has cherrywood cabinets, custom tiling behind the stove, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a wine refrigerator, an ice maker and a convection oven.
Heated tile floors run through the kitchen and the family room, which also has French doors that open to the back paver patio. The formal living room, which has a brick fireplace, features hardwood flooring. The 1924 home includes a finished stand-up attic and full basement. A 100-foot stone driveway leads to a 2 1⁄2-car garage with a workshop.
Taxes are $11,660. Alesia Sommers, Realty Connect USA, 516-714-3482.