On first appearance, carports may seem a low-rent alternative to having an enclosed garage. But due to the fact that these structures generally has at most one or two walls, (or in the case of free-standing carports, none), you never have to worry about filling it up with clutter since there’s usually just enough room to fit one or two cars into it.
Now that we’re in the full embrace of winter with its array of storms, blizzards and polar vortexes, the inclusion of a mud room in a home becomes all the more important. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, a mud room is “A small room or entryway in a house where wet or muddy footwear and clothing can be removed.” It’s the kind of amenity in a home that keeps the degree of getting dirt tracked into the house at a minimum.
82 Lords Way, Manhasset Hills (1961)
Sold on 11/29 for $857,000. 5 bedrooms/2 full baths/2 1/2 baths/Herricks School District/Taxes $17,781
11 Spool Lane,
Sold on 10/11 for $335,000. 4 bedrooms/2 full baths/Levittown School District/Taxes $13,008
Homes shown here represent closed sales, selected for their interest to readers by the Long Island Weekly editor. Except where noted, data and photos are provided courtesy of Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc.
Long Island may be home of the Levitt, but one of the more intriguing types of homes available for sale are referred to as Mediterranean style. Typically, characteristics for houses that fit this definition include the use of clay tile roofs, stucco walls with heavy wood trim, exposed beams and the use of many arches.
For Long Islanders, home is where the heart is and not surprisingly, it better include a yard. Real estate numbers for September 2013 continue to rise across the board, be it for single/multi-family residences or condominiums. But according to statistics provided by the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, residents in both counties far and away prefer to have a piece of land to go with their home. According to Merriam-Webster, a condominium is “a room or set of rooms that is owned by the people who live there and that is part of a larger building containing other similar sets of rooms.” Condos are different from co-ops, which will be addressed in next month’s real estate market update column.