In a season when a deck is prime space in...

In a season when a deck is prime space in a home, there are several houses on the market across Long Island that have spectacular decks, including this one in Locust Valley, which is on the market in May 2015 for $1.595 million. Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

Locust Valley, 11 Beaver Dr., $1.595 million

Set on two acres with views of Beaver Lake, this 10-room expanded ranch has connecting multiple decks in the backyard. Accessible from the kitchen and living room, the covered top deck is currently set up with a long table, a wet bar and a grill. The lower deck has a bar with stools and a refrigerator. This deck leads to another, where there is a fenced in-ground pool with a waterfall, hot tub and cabana. Inside the house, there are wood floors, skylights and a fireplace.

The layout includes an updated kitchen with granite countertops, a breakfast room, a living room, dining room, den and an office as well as a master suite. There are another three bedrooms and four more bathrooms. The finished lower level has a library, a play room, an office and a cedar closet. Taxes are $21,937.
Kathryn Zoller, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty/Piping Rock division, 516-532-2043.

Freeport, 71 California Ave., $385,000

Accessible from both the kitchen and dining room, the deck on the back of this 1,590-square-foot Colonial overlooks a private yard, says the listing broker. With railing on both sides, the pressure treated wood deck is 17 feet by 20 feet with two steps down to the property. Hydrangeas, azaleas, Dolce Blackcurrant Heucheras, lilies, roses and a weeping cherry tree are planted amid other perennials.

Interior details include wood floors, moldings, recessed lighting, a fireplace and a skylight. Offering many updates, the eat-in kitchen has white cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a half-bath, as well as a finished basement. Total taxes, including an additional village tax, are $15,029.
Alan DeBlat and Arthur Rice, Alan DeBlat Real Estate, 516-377-1111.

Smithtown, 9 Wadsworth Place, $419,000

Overlooking an assortment of specimen trees, the wood deck on this flat quarter-acre property has two areas -- one that is open and the other with a hot tub under a pergola. The owners have the open space set up with a roundtable and chairs. (The collapsible above-ground pool pictured is not staying). As for the renovated seven-room cape, it has a new roof and Andersen windows
Wood floors and decorative moldings, as well as three updated bathrooms, are among the interior details. Of three bedrooms, the master is on the main level. The basement, where the laundry room is located, is finished. Taxes are $8,594.
Hector Gavilla, Long Island Professional Realty, 516-526-8557.

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