SOUND VIEWS. Somerset, a 10.6-acre waterfront estate with panoramic views of the Long Island Sound, is on the market for $12.5 million.
The 1936 manor-style home was designed to resemble the governor’s palace in Williamsburg, Va., says listing agent Bonnie Glenn of Coach Realtors. “There are large, formal, open-style rooms with old-world detailing and decorative treatments throughout,” Glenn says, including four fireplaces, high ceilings and wide-plank wood flooring. “There are abundant windows overlooking the Long Island Sound.”
The six-bedroom, six-bath home features a study, a game room, a wine cellar and a fur vault. An enclosed, heated porch overlooks the in-ground gunite pool, which has a pool house and a shower. The property also includes formal gardens and a large pond. “It’s located on a heavily vegetated and planted bluff with double sea walls and attractive white stucco rails,” Glenn says. -- Kristin Taveira
JETS FANS. When Victor Irizarry decided to rebuild his Setauket home in 2000, he opted for an open floor plan with a built-in 72-inch television in the den instead of a separate home theater.
“We’re a big football family,” says Irizarry, a home builder by trade. “It brings us together. When my wife is cooking in the kitchen, she can watch the game.”
He says he felt a home theater would make it harder for everyone to interact — especially when he gives his oldest son a hard time for being Dolphins fan. “We’re Jets people,” Irizarry says. “We put signs on the door ‘Jets fans only.’ We don’t cater to him.”
An automatic generator he installed ensures games are not interrupted by inclement weather. Listed for $2.55 million with Linda Hickey of Hickey & Smith Realtors, the house overlooks Conscience Bay.
There’s a pool and 150 feet of beachfront plus a variety of wildlife. Irizarry and family — who are leaving the TV behind — liken it to a preserve. They feel very fortunate. “This house has been everything we imagined and more.” Now, with family grown, Irizarry says it’s time for another adventure. -- Virginia Dunleavy
REMSENBERG DEAL. The asking price for a 2003 custom-built, Mediterranean-style villa in Remsenburg has been cut by $2.5 million.
Originally priced for $15 million, the 8,500-square-foot mansion is now on the market for $12.5 million. The house is on almost three acres overlooking Moriches Bay, with 175 feet of bulkhead and a private dock.
There’s a heated gunite pool measuring 25 by 56 feet flanked by a pool house and an outdoor-dining pavilion. There’s a two-bedroom guesthouse.
The home’s open floor plan features 12-foot ceilings and tumbled marble floors. There are five bedrooms, including four main-level en suite bedrooms. A marble staircase, designed with an Italian-crafted wrought-iron railing and brass bannisters, leads to a second-floor grand master suite with an office, a fireplace and a terrace with bay views. Ron Scala of Scala Properties 631-325-2132 has the listing. -- Mary Beth Foley