So beachy. A 2.5-acre Quogue family compound with an unusual room is on the market for $14.975 million. The 12,000-square-foot, three-story main house is on 153 feet of property along the Atlantic Ocean. A second home is across the street on a canal leading to a bay.
Jay Lockett Sears designed the house. He also was the architect of homes for celebrities such as Michael J. Fox. His other claim to fame? He played a surfer in the 1959 film “Gidget.”
The house had been owned by James Shapiro, who founded the Simplicity Pattern Co. — and used one of the far wings of the home as his “mad room” to release frustration, Sears says.
A POOL VIEW The family room at this Lattingtown house is truly one of a kind — it looks into an indoor pool that can be viewed through a 220-gallon fish tank in the space. There also is a wet bar and a spa and sauna in the pool room, which contains a dehumidification system. On the market for $2.799 million, the seven-bedroom, six-bath, two-half-bath home offers other interesting details, such as a marine-grade stainless-steel door that resists pitting from the sea air, a rooftop deck with views of Long Island Sound and a geothermal heating and cooling system. The listing agent is Debra Quinn Petkanas of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
A BIG VIEW Talk about a view — a two-story wall of windows at one Merrick house for sale extends up to the master bedroom overlooking East Bay. There is a small deck off the master bedroom with an outdoor shower. On the market for $1.699 million, the house includes five bedrooms. The master bathroom features a double shower and a small refrigerator in the cabinetry. There is a bulkhead, a floating dock and a boat ramp. The home is being listed by Tina Canaris of RE/MAX Hearthstone.