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Rich cribs: Sagaponack home sells for $6M

A four-bedroom, four-bath postmodern home on 1.8 acres in Sagaponack has been sold for $6 million, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report. The Daniels Lane home was sold by the estate of Barbara Skydel, who died earlier this year at age 69. Skydel was a pioneering woman in the talent- booking industry, having represented such legendary rock and roll performers as Tom Petty, the Pretenders, The Who, Keith Richards and Suzanne Vega. U2 frontman Bono once referred to Skydel as "Auntie Barbara." Susan and Matthew Breitenbach of The Corcoran Group had the listing. - LAURA MANN


The historic Baker Estate in the heart of Hampton Bays' Red Creek area has come on the market for $4.5 million. Built in 1935, during Prohibition, for the founder of the famed 21 Club, the house was the scene of glamorous weekend parties attended by many Hollywood A-listers and power brokers - Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Ralph Bellamy and George Raft among them. Rumor has it that booze was smuggled in by boat and carried up to the house for wild parties. The 4,800-square-foot mansion is on more than 4 acres of land, with 300 feet of Peconic Bay shoreline, says broker Aimee Fitzpatrick Martin of the Enzo Morabito TEAM at Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate. - GIGI BERMAN AHARONI


George and Jane Jetson would love this place. But Bill and Melinda Gates are more likely to be qualified buyers. Beyond the six bedrooms, 61/2 baths, 21/2 kitchens, the gunite pool with waterfalls, the nearly full acre of Lake Success property actually on Lake Success, the real centerpiece of this home is the electronic automation.

Here's a starter list of what can be controlled from either of two master control panels (or any BlackBerry, smart phone or laptop computer for that matter): security system, lighting, heating, cooling, music (XM, iPod, CD, radio), pool temperature, waterfalls and window shades. The house is listed for $5.95 million with John Russo of Coach Realtors. - ANN SMUKLER


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