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Some properties are just ripe for outdoor entertaining, and this .88-acre parcel in Rocky Point is one of them. On the market for $419,996, the yard features a tiered landscape with an in-ground heated pool and cabana on one level, a patio with a barbecue pit on the next level, and up from that -- a horseshoe pit.

Retaining walls and other stonework set amid plantings and mature trees complete the mood. And once the sun sets, the yard is illuminated by remote-controlled outdoor lighting.

"The property is gorgeous," says Lauren Hurley, a sales agent with H&G Realty New York in Miller Place who works with the listing agent, Laura Cochran. The front yard boasts a stone driveway and walkway as well as a waterfall. "You can't ask for anything else with this property," Hurley adds.

Inside, the homeowner has the great room set up with a pool table and bar area. Other features include a fireplace, wood floors, ceramic tile, central air-conditioning and an intercom system. There are three bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms. Additional space can be found in the basement and the 21/2-car garage.


On the market for the first time -- this Irish-themed bed-and-breakfast -- Top O' the Mornin' in Cutchogue, is listed for $499,000.

The owners purchased the property in 1994. They took the original 1910 post-and-beam barn and transformed it into a vintage-style farmhouse, says Kate Carpluk, an associate broker and senior vice president of Town & Country Real Estate in Mattituck, who is handling the listing.

The sellers did most of the work themselves, Carpluk adds, noting the husband is a skilled carpenter.

The house is set up with three guest en-suite rooms with antique appointments. They are on the second floor and referred to as the Rose room, the Lilac room and the Scarlett O'Hara room. The proprietors reside on the main level in the west and south wings of the house. Their space includes a living room with a fireplace, an en-suite master bedroom, a laundry room and a kitchen. The owners are leaving behind a 3-by-8-foot butcher block table.

Although the third floor is unfinished, it could be converted into a great space -- say a game room, a library, a wine room or even another guest suite, Carpluk notes.

The property -- a third of an acre -- borders the North Fork Country Club and has a main road presence.

"The business has always been popular and successful, with many guests returning each year and recommending their friends," Carpluk says.

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