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Rich Cribs: Poquott home with gold leaf

The molding of one Poquott home for sale comes with something a little extra: gold leaf.

In the living room of the house -- which is listed for $3,499,990 or $7,000 a month for rent, plus utilities -- there are 22-foot ceilings surrounded by large dentil moldings decorated with gold leaf. So is the mantel of the wood-burning fireplace. The home has two more fireplaces -- one in the master suite and one in the library.

There also are triple crown moldings with golf leaf in the foyer, over the front door and up the main staircase.

The 9,000-square-foot brick-and-stucco home overlooks Port Jefferson Harbor. The two-acre property features a pool and gazebo area as well as a private path to the beach.

The listing agent is Linda Hickey of Hickey and Smith Realtors. -- Alexandria Parker


GETAWAY BY THE BAY This Laurel home has been a weekend beach haven for a Manhattan family for 22 years. "I get serenity coming out here from the hectic rush of the city," said Catherine Montifiore, who works as a therapist on weekdays. "It's our weekend oasis."

The home is on the market for $1,775,000. The three-bedroom, two-bath postmodern has a sweeping view of Peconic Bay and its own boat ramp. In addition, there is a master bedroom with a balcony, a separate garage/studio, a stone fireplace, skylight and a covered porch on the waterside.

Also included is a 1 1/2-car garage with a private driveway.

Sheri Winter Clarry of The Corcoran Group is marketing the property. -- James Kindall