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Rich Cribs: Water Mill upside-down home

The kitchen of the Water Mill house pictured at center right has a view -- and more. Situated on the second floor of this upside-down home, it opens to a deck, where there is a heated pool, spa and an outside cooking area with a dumbwaiter from the garage below.

Listed with Gary DePersia of The Corcoran Group for $16.995 million, the five-bedroom, 51/2-bath home is on land extending from the Atlantic Ocean to Mecox Bay, where there is a dock with room for boats and Jet Skis.

There is a private ocean walkway with an outdoor shower. -- VALERIE KELLOGG


CLOSET SPACE

What do women really want? A walk-in shoe closet right next to a walk-in clothes closet.

That's just what the owners of a Postmodern home, on the market in East Quogue for $2.095 million, designed for themselves. There is enough shelving to accommodate 105 pairs of shoes, plus room to spare for handbags, says Mariko Pichardo, co-listing agent with her husband, Leandro, at Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate. "They share the closet, but it's really for the missus," she says.

Both closets are off the master bedroom and were originally a bedroom and closet. Another large closet in one of the original five bedrooms was converted into a gym.

The homeowner, an architect, redesigned most of the interior after construction of the house was completed in 2005 by local builders Curto and Curto. Pichardo describes the house, on a one-acre plot, as "a real Hamptons-styled, cedar-shingled home."

The first level has an open floor plan, and outside there are three levels of mahogany decking that lead to a patio and heated gunite pool with LED colored lighting. There's a two-car garage with a Gladiator storage system, radiant heat flooring in the master bedroom and 51/2 baths, including "his" and "her" full baths in the master. -- VIRGINIA DUNLEAVY


A GARAGE WITH A LIFT

A detached two-story second garage with a power lift houses one Glen Head owner's vintage Triumph TR6 and Corvette, and, though the cars don't come with the house, the property is available for $1.2 million. There is a separate attached one-car garage. Both garages are heated.

Motion sensors in the main and upstairs hallways of the house light the way up and down 12 steps of the two-story garage. Among the house's other high-tech features are an 11,000-kilowatt generator that activates within 30 seconds after a power outage.

The 2008 stucco and stone Colonial on a 60-by-120-foot lot has five bedrooms and three baths. The house has mahogany doors and banisters. There are outdoor and indoor kitchens, both with Viking appliances, and radiant heat throughout.

The listing agent is Eloise Halpern of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. -- GIGI BERMAN AHARONI

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