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Rich Cribs: Sands Point comes with art gallery, and more

This is the art gallery on a 4.88-acre

This is the art gallery on a 4.88-acre waterfront estate in Sands Point. The exhibition space is located inside the 4.88-acre property's two-story guesthouse. The property is on the market for $13.9 million. Credit: Handout

ART ON THE WATER. One waterfront estate in Sands Point offers an unusual amenity -- an art gallery. The exhibition space is inside the 4.88-acre property’s two-story guesthouse.

An artist lives at the estate, which is on the market for $13.9 million, and displays works here. It took three years to build the stone house, which has a slate roof and copper gutters.

The 10,000-plus-square-foot home makes great use of windows, especially in the living room, with its 40-foot ceilings. The home features an infinity edge pool overlooking Long Island Sound. Rolling lawns beneath it lead to beachfront. The listing agent is Nava Mitnick of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. -- Valerie Kellogg

WEDDING-READY IN OYSTER BAY. An Oyster Bay Cove property, listed for $1,499,000, seems tailor-made for getting the party started.

The five-bedroom, four-bath, two half-bath California ranch has a Southwest style, with terra-cotta floors with radiant heat and the furniture to match. Floor-to-ceiling windows feature a tint designed to protect what’s inside from fading.

However, the 2.5-acre grounds are sure to bring out the smiles -- the house has hosted everything from events arranged by one of the owners (a retired party planner) to a 150-person wedding for the couple’s daughter.

A gunite pool centers the outdoor area, which also features a fish pond and a cabana equipped with a bar, TV and bathroom. The property is home to many specimen trees.

The installation of halogen lights in the trees creates a resplendent effect in the evening air. “Every night, you have moonlight -- it casts a glow over the whole property,” says seller Steven Levitt, market research executive.

Sue Butner and Barbi Schwartzberg of Douglas Elliman Real Estate are listing the property. -- Nick Divico

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