SAGAPONACK SALE. A Sagaponack house across the street from property Billy Joel owns sold last week for $11.3 million. It was listed for $11.9 million. The 8,500-square-foot beach house has 180 views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding farmland. There are six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Other amenities include a gym, a massage room, a steam room, a game room, a gunite pool, a cabana and an outdoor shower. Scott Strough and Kathleen Zappola of Strough Associates had the listing; Town & Country Real Estate brought the buyer. "It is a terrific property in a triple A location," says Strough. It's a place where any family would love to be." Joel’s nearby oceanfront is on the market for $19.9 million with Biana Stepanian of The Corcoran Group.
REMOTE CONTROLLED. George and Judy Jetson would love this place. But Bill and Melinda Gates are more likely to be qualified buyers. Beyond the six bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 2.5 kitchens, the gunite pool with waterfalls, the nearly full acre of Lake Success property actually on Lake Success, the real centerpiece of this home is the electronic automation. Here’s a starter list of what can be controlled from either one of two master control panels (or any Blackberry, smartphone or laptop computer for that matter): security system, lighting (16 setting levels per room), heating (mostly radiant), cooling, music (XM, iPod, CD, radio), pool temperature, waterfalls, and window shades. “It’s the finest home I’ve ever been in, and I’ve been doing this for 13 years,” says John Russo of Coach Realtors, who is listing the property for $5.95 million. The 10,000-square-foot home was built in 2007 and abuts the Lake Success Golf Club. It is located in the Village of Lake Success, which is within Great Neck.