A 2.5-acre Quogue family compound designed by architect Jay Sears...

A 2.5-acre Quogue family compound designed by architect Jay Sears is on the market for $14.975 million. Credit: Handout

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.

The property is listed with the Enzo Morabito Team of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Harald Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty -- Valerie Kellogg

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.


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