ON THE WATERFRONT. This .46-acre waterfront property in Babylon, which is listing for $1.175 million, provides 360-degree views of everything from green marshland to the Robert Moses Causeway.
Located on Captree Island along the State Boat Channel, the three-bedroom, three-bath house comes complete with a 150-foot-long deep-water dock with a boatlift and fishing station. The multilevel deck includes an outdoor barbecue area, where the sellers keep a hammock.
The master bedroom leads to the “stairway to heaven,” says listing agent David Sanders of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate -- a third-story Jacuzzi room with a view of the entire property and beyond. “It’s a very private, tranquil way of life,” Sanders says of the property, which includes a potting shed and a pond in the front.
Other features include a four-car garage, an attic and basement, a living room-dining room combo, Brazilian teak floors, a chef’s kitchen with granite countertops and custom moldings and cabinets. “It’s very centrally located on the island,” says Sanders, estimating the property is 50 minutes by car from Manhattan, 15 minutes to a Long Island Rail Road station and five minutes from Robert Moses State Park. -- Elizabeth Gyori
MORE WATER VIEWS. A five-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot Merrick estate, on the market for $2.9 million, features water views from every window of the house. It includes a 16-foot-high foyer as well as radiant heated marble and onyx floors on the main floor.
Built in 1975, the house was completely redone in 2007. Each bedroom has its own bath with walk-in closets and views of East Bay. The second floor has cherrywood flooring throughout, and the master suite has a fireplace, balcony, dual walk-in closets and tub for two.
There are two laundry rooms, a 12-seat theater and a fitness center, as well as a heated gunite pool and wet bar, cabana, 96 feet of bulkhead, floating dock and boatlift.
It is listed with Phil Schonfeld and Seth Levy of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates. -- Lara Ewen