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Rich Cribs: Old Westbury house with ice rink, and more

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SPORTS CENTER. Whether the winter is mild or frigid doesn’t matter at this Old Westbury home for sale — its backyard ice skating rink is synthetic, which means the surface need not be cold for you to do a figure-eight in your blades. The rink is part of a sports court equipped for volleyball and basketball, too. Listed for $9.2 million, the home’s 4.42-acre property also comes with a Par 3 golf hole, a 30-by-50-foot pool and another unusual feature — military-grade surveillance cameras with night vision and motion sensors that alert anyone inside the home of approaching vehicles or people.
The 12,000-square-foot brick Georgian Colonial looks like a turn-of-the- 20th-century Gold Coast estate but was built in 2004. It was renovated in 2009. It is listed with Michael Berman and Erika Barres of Automatic Real Estate.

GO FOR THE GOLD. This Centre Island home for sale features coffered ceilings with 24-karat-gold detailing in the living room, says owner Cecilia Giambrone, who is selling the property with her husband, Benny. There also is gold leaf in the dining room. It was done by a South Shore artist who spent six months at the house. She also painted murals, including the one in the master bedroom. “You feel like you’re in Tuscany,” says Italian-born Cecilia, who will visit the region for the first time when she takes a trip with her husband (also born in Italy) later this year. Listed for $2.995 million with Maria Siringo and Howard Helfant of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates, the renovated home is about a mile from Billy Joel’s mansion. It’s on 3 acres with a heated gunite pool with a waterfall.

JUKE JOINT. Musician and filmmaker Joe Lauro has reduced the price of his historic Shelter Island home to $2.25 million. Now selling the home himself with wife, Karen Edwards, the 6-acre property includes a restored barn that houses a juke joint where the couple has hosted benefit concerts featuring local musicians. Many of the club’s kitschy collectibles can be bought with the house. The 1912 home was once owned by Evans K. Griffing, a politician after whom the Suffolk County center is named. It has period details such as fir and heart pine floors, oak, birch and cypress window frames and baseboards and pocket doors.

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