Deluxe pool-side living

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Belle Terre, New York
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Belle Terre, New York
Price: $13.5 million

Beds: 6
Baths: 7 and 3 halfs
Square feet: 13,500

Description: This is an ultra-modern building perched on 8.5 acres of Long Island's North Shore, about 55 miles east of Manhattan. The semi-circular outdoor pool fringed with potted palms has an arched bridge to a 14-foot center island. The views are of the lovely Long Island Sound. There's also a free-form indoor pool with slide and whirlpool.

Other notable exterior features include a pool house, an outdoor kitchen, a wood deck with self-irrigating planters, tennis court, gazebo, hot tub and a cottage with fireplace.

Luxury amenities indoors include cedar closets, a sweeping circular stairs, and high-ceilinged rooms with double tiers of windows.

For further information: Sotheby's International Realty

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