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A mansion with his and her playrooms

Little boys and girls can feel equally at home in this waterfront villa in Glen Cove, which is on the market for $4.138 million: There are his and hers playrooms in the sprawling finished basement.

His room is baseball-themed, complete with Yankees pinstripes and hand-painted Yankees symbols on the walls. Her room is a sweet retreat -- the candy-themed space includes a hand-painted mural of a candy castle. (There's a shared playroom on the main floor, as well.)

The basement will appeal to the grown-ups -- it has a gym, an office and two bathrooms.

Architectural goodies in the five-bedroom, 51 / 2-bathroom home include a Mediterranean tile roof, Honduran mahogany doors and trim, and Brazilian cherry floors. The 102-by-219-foot property includes an in-ground pool, patios and a terrace that take advantage of views of Long Island Sound.

The home is listed with Michael Piccolo of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. -- KRISTIN TAVEIRA


In the early 20th century, architect Harrie Thomas Lindeberg was known for designing sophisticated, yet livable, country estates, including this one in Glen Cove.

Built in 1914 for attorney W.N. Dykman, the house includes several elegant details, including a grand entryway with a winding staircase paired with a curved, leaded-glass window at the top.

"The detail of the house is very special," said listing agent Kevin Daigh of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate. "In the front, you'll see a curved window that shines on the staircase."

Listed for $2.695 million, the home has seven bedrooms, a few with fireplaces, and 7 1/2 bathrooms. A two-bedroom garage apartment comes with a separate entrance.

All of the major rooms have southern exposures and French doors to terraces overlooking the 4.79-acre property and its formal gardens, with specimen trees and shrubs, a greenhouse and a pool. -- LISA CHAMOFF

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