24 Pierson Rd., $749,000
This waterfront cottage includes an enclosed front porch that offers views of the home’s 2.82-acre property. “You can see the water while sitting in the porch,” says listing agent Nancy Heaney of The Corcoran Group. “It’s so peaceful and so private. And all of the surrounding property is preserved, so no one is going to build. It will stay this serene and this natural for perpetuity.”
The two-bedroom house, next to Reeves Bay Preserve, is lined with a front porch that includes a wood-burning stove, wood floors and removable Plexiglas windows. The porch has two sets of full-panel glass doors that lead into the home’s open floor plan, which includes the living room, dining room and kitchen. Just inside one set of doors is a stone-faced wood-burning fireplace in the dining room.
The kitchen, adorned in wood from floor to ceiling, includes a center island. Wide-plank hardwood floors run throughout the 1950 house. The home has 1.5 bathrooms, one with a claw-foot tub.
The porch is surrounded by a wraparound deck that circles the house and features a staircase leading to a rooftop deck. A new above-ground pool, set in wraparound decking, was installed earlier this year.
The taxes are $4,857. Nancy Heaney, The Corcoran Group, 631-276-9519.
93 Liberty Ave., $729,000
The enclosed front porch in this Colonial provides something of an escape, says listing agent Carol O’Leary of Coach Realtors. “It adds square footage to the living area of the home,” she says. “It’s also nice because it’s kind of separate, so if someone was in the kitchen or living room, you can sit out there and not interrupt each other.”
The 21-by-6-foot porch, which is heated, includes wood wainscoting, hardwood floors and wall-to-wall windows. French doors open from the porch to the living room of the 1923 home, which O’Leary says was renovated about 20 years ago.
The house has four bedrooms, all on the second level, and 2.5 bathrooms. The master bedroom has a full bathroom and walk-in closet. Hardwood floors are featured throughout the first level, including the formal dining room and the 11-by-26-foot eat-in kitchen and breakfast area.
In between the kitchen and an adjacent sitting area are full-pane glass doors that open to the back paver patio. The 50-by-129-foot property also features a partially finished basement, a walk-up attic and a detached two-car garage.
The taxes are $14,796. Carol O’Leary, Coach Realtors, 516-536-8100.
52 Roosevelt St., $499,000
In some houses, the enclosed front porch is rather narrow and often goes unused, says Theresa Helfman of Charles Rutenberg Realty. That’s not the case in this Colonial. A columned portico leads to a full-length porch, which has parquet wood flooring and wall-to-wall windows featuring original glass.
“It’s a beautiful, usable space that sets the tone for the rest of the home,” says Helfman, who adds that the porch was used by current owners as a sitting room and mudroom. “Sitting out on the porch can be a relaxing way to spend the afternoon.”
A glass-pane door leads from the porch to the living room, which features hardwood floors and a decorative white-beamed ceiling. The updated kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, overlooks a dining room with French doors that open to a mahogany deck in the backyard.
The house has three bedrooms, all on the second level and with hardwood floors, and 1.5 bathrooms. The home, which is set on a 50-by-142-foot lot, includes a carport, a full basement and a stand-up attic.
The taxes are $7,709. Theresa Helfman, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 631-662-4883.