PATIOS ABOUND. Life too hectic? This East Islip Georgian Victorian will help slow the pace. On the market for $4.5 million, the 3.31-acre property has a waterfront view of Champlin Creek, three separate houses and a handlaid brick patio that brings the entire property together.
The patio feels like “something right out of Italy,” says listing agent Matthew Arnold of Netter Real Estate. All the French doors of the living room, kitchen and atrium open to the patio. There’s a direct view of the canal and the bamboo and maple trees that are planted along the waterfront.
The five-bedroom, 4.5-bath main house has a two-story crown atrium that the current owners use as a sort of greenhouse because it has floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The house also features deep and wide fireplaces with imported marble or mahogany panels, and a private library.
Outside, there’s a pool and pool house, which has its own changing room, bath and outside shower. The entire property is surrounded by wrought-iron gates. And just outside the gates is a two-bedroom, 1.5-bath guesthouse that comes with its own two-car garage. -- Elizabeth Gyori
TUDOR TIME. A 1938 Tudor in Manhasset was brought back to its roots in 2004 when the current homeowner renovated and expanded the house. Now listed for $4.175 million, the home’s woodwork and beams were completely restored, says listing agent Traci Clinton of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Dark oakwood paneling, more reflective of the time period, was installed in what is known as a gentleman’s library as were leaded glass windows. The updated custom-built, eat-in kitchen mimics an English design from the 1930s with wooden counters and beamed ceiling.
The original garage was demolished to make room for an extension that includes a conservatory imported from England, family room, study and two-story wing. There are six bedrooms, five bedrooms and three half-baths. Other features include four wood-burning fireplaces, a guest suite, attached two-car garage and a bluestone patio on the one-acre parcel. -- Virginia Dunleavy