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Cool Listings, Hamptons

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Remember the scene from “Meet the Parents” when Ben Stiller’s character spikes the volleyball in the indoor pool and breaks the bride-to-be’s nose? You can now personally take a dip in that pool. As the NY Post first reported, the Oyster Bay, Long Island mansion that was used as the setting for the 2000 comedy has hit the market for $2,299,000. The seven-bedroom home was built in 1983 and sits on 2.17 acres. In addition to the pool room, which has a retractable roof, the house has a circular drive, three-car garage, two separate family rooms, and much more.

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Cool Listings, Interiors

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Not comfortable traveling via commercial airline yet? A mansion on Long Island with a private heliport is now available for $7,950,000. The grand property is found at 18 Gwynne Road in Melville, a wealthy hamlet located within the town of Huntington. In addition to the easy access to personal air travel, other special features of the home include an in-ground pool, home theater, indoor basketball court, and a fitness center.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

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A stunning mansion on 15 acres overlooking the Long Island Sound is on the market for $14.6 million. Located at 2 Wallis Lane in the North Shore village of Nissequogue, the estate, known as Somerset, boasts a seven-bedroom main brick manor residence and nearly 900 feet of water frontage. The 1930s era home has preserved lots of its charm, from its curvy staircase to the intricate moldings.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

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A turn-of-the-century mansion in Southampton designed by celebrated architect Wilson Eyre, founder of House & Garden magazine, is asking $13 million. Located at 767 Montauk Highway in Quiogue, the Arts and Crafts-style home measures 9,000 square feet, contains eight bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths, and overlooks the serene Quantuck Bay. Dubbed Meadowcroft, the 7-acre estate is “an extraordinary example of the holistic approach to the joining of landscape and built form,” as the listing describes.

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Cool Listings

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A unique octagon-shaped home on Long Island’s Fire Island has hit the market for $1.775 million. Clad in cedar, the property’s shape allows for 180-degree views of the Great South Bay and two levels of wraparound decking. Located at 95 West Lighthouse Walk, the home is within Kismet, a neighborhood on the western end of the beach community and near the Fire Island Lighthouse.

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Major Developments

All renderings courtesy of UBS

The future home for the New York Islanders hockey team has a name. Wealth management service UBS last week secured a 20-year naming rights agreement for the new sports and entertainment venue in Nassau County. The UBS Arena at Belmont Park is expected to open for the Islanders’ 2021-2022 season, with the team returning to Long Island after playing home games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn since 2015.

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Policy

Photo by Phillip Capper via Wikimedia

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is boosting service on the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North as two more New York regions are officially cleared to start reopening. The Hudson Vallery region and Long Island have met the state’s metrics to begin reopening phase one businesses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week. Starting Wednesday, the MTA will increase capacity by 26 percent on Metro-North with 18 additional trains during peak service, as well as add 105 Long Island Railroad cars to meet restored demand for service.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes

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This palatial Long Island mansion has been named Maison des Jardins–or, “house of gardens”–and it’s been closely modeled after the Palace of Versailles. According to Mansion Global, entrepreneur Raphael Yakoby “developed a love for everything French when he started his business there.” And so, he spent $3.25 million in 2010 for an 8.4-acre plot in Old Brookville and started building his dream palace. It really looks like something out of a dream, with 22-foot-high iron gates, gardens, and courtyards. Inside, over 22,000 square feet, there are eight bedrooms, a grand ballroom, $2.5 million of Baccarat crystal chandeliers, six 19-century marble fireplaces, and imported furniture, fixtures, and fabrics.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

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A sprawling 8.2-acre estate in Center Moriches once owned by the deceased Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda has hit the market for $4.99 million. The massive Long Island property, known as the Lindenmere Estate, at 16 Sedgemere Road features 14 bedrooms, 17-and-a-half baths, a glass-enclosed Pagoda pool house, and incredible views of the Moriches Bay. According to the New York Post, after a brokerage switch, the listing’s price dropped from $5.99 million last year.

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Design, Getting Away, Hamptons, Interiors

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If you’re going to live in the middle of nature in Amagansett, a hamlet on the south shore of Long Island, you want to be reminded of the beautiful outdoors as much as possible. That seems to be the inspiration behind this home built by the architecture firm Levenbetts, who designed this property for a couple and their teenage children. It’s been dubbed the 36SML House and was designed as three connected wings—a wing for the couple, another wing for their kids, and yet another one for guests. A driveway cuts through the middle of the home, and there’s a roof deck (with amphitheater seating!) on top. Each wing of the house also creates separate courtyard spaces to accommodate parking space, a vegetable garden, and a play area with a swimming pool. Thoroughly impressed by the exterior?

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