Fred and Ginger would feel at home in the 13-room Victorian in Eastport, pictured above, which is on the market for $1,699,000. It comes with a dance studio and adjoining fitness center in the basement. Homeowner Rosemary Parker operates a bed-and-breakfast at the house, which is called Victorian on the Bay, and she once owned several ballroom dance studios on Long Island and in Queens. “I still enjoy dancing,” she says, and so she added the studio, complete with mirror and bar, when the house was built in 1998. The fitness center’s exercise equipment — including a two-person Universal machine, a treadmill, a stationary bike and free weights — stays with the house.
The house sits on an elevated 1.53-acre parcel overlooking Moriches Bay and features eight en suite bedrooms, each with a fireplace, four with balconies and all with great views, says listing agent Deirdre DeVita of Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons. The first level has a half-bath, an open living-dining area, eat-in kitchen and office. The home comes with two dishwashers, two dryers, two washing machines, a generator, seven separate heating and air-conditioning zones, central vacuum, an in-ground pool, a wraparound porch and an attached, three-car garage.
SHUL FOR SALE
Handy with a hammer? Then roll up your sleeves for a high-ranch ready for restoration in Melville.
New to the market at $499,000, the house -- originally a nine-room residence with five bedrooms, 31 / 2 baths, an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room and a den -- has been home to Chabad of Huntington synagogue since 2000.
Listing agent David Shokouhi of Anastasio Associates Realtors says the original kitchen, two bathrooms and one of the bedrooms on the upper level were removed to accommodate the congregation, which is building a larger space in Melville. Marble floors were installed in the now-open area and foyer.
The den on the lower level, 11 / 2 baths and two of the original bedrooms, which function as the synagogue’s offices, remain intact. The structure, to be sold as is, was built in 1973 and sits on a 1-acre lot. There’s also a back deck, in-ground sprinklers and a detached, two-car garage.