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American Volume Volume VI, VI, Number Number 33

L u x u r y

E s t a t e s

C O M P L I M E N T S

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Netter Real Estate

Serving Long Island’s South Shore Since 1949

www.A mericanLuxuryEstates.com


WHERE LUXURY MEETS LIFESTYLE!

BAY SHORE, NEW YORK (FEATURED ON FRONT COVER) Exquisite brick colonial custom built in 2003 by Old World Artisans and is set on a serene & private cul-de-sac. The waterfront feature is deeded, well protected 40X13 boat slip & minutes from the Great South Bay. A dramatic two story entry welcomes you into this expansive & pristine Home.

Netter Real Estate, Serving Long Island’s South Shore Since 1949 Netter Real Estate’s success is due to our leadership, professionalism and the highly personal attention and dedication given to all phases of real estate. From a modest starter home to the most expansive waterfront mansion, Netter Real Estate will assist you with every facet of the real estate transaction. Our expertise enables you to achieve your own personal real estate goals. Netter Real Estate, under the direction of James A. Netter, has one leader, one location and one philosophy. Our dedicated Real Estate Professionals work together to make a powerful sales force. Many companies have tried to imitate our success, but they can’t duplicate Our People. Because Our People constantly strive for perfection, the staff at Netter Real Estate is kept up-to-date on current practices by constant training and educational programs. We pride ourselves on embracing the latest technological advances to connect with today’s real estate market. Netter Real Estate is dedicated to being your REALTOR® for Life by providing the best possible service to you, your family and your friends.

Netter Real Estate 404 Montauk Highway • West Islip, New York 11795 631-661-5100 • 800-626-7356 www.NetterRealEstate.com


Paradise Point

Babylon Village, New York Located in the exceptional community of Paradise Point is this one of a kind custom built Contemporary perched on the shores of the Carll’s River and the Great South Bay. This home was built in 2008 with all the sophisticated finishes and incredible attention to detail. With over 4,100 square feet of living space the modern, open floor plan is ideal for both entertaining and daily living. Views from each room will take your breath away. Head out back to entertain your family and friends. Professionally landscaped shy half acre of property that includes an outdoor kitchen with a dining area to seat 10, a gunite hot tub, and a boat slip for your summer enjoyment.

Riverfront Estate Amityville, New York

Timeless Elegance and modern convenience make this home stand alone. The main house boasts an impressively modern layout with four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bath, including a proper suite. Flawlessly maintained and adorned with period correct details of 1929. Located on deep Tidal Amityville River just minutes from the Great South Bay, Ocean Beaches and Fire Island. Three immaculate structures proudly stand on nearly an acre of elevated waterfront property. Showcasing a tremendous and magnificent boat house that presently is sheltering a 54’ flush deck Motor Yacht. The detached three car garage also hosts a fabulous second floor “party room” with panoramic views of the Amityville Creek. A stunning, traditional family compound awaits you!

The Moorings

East Islip, New York Lavish yourself with this extraordinary 5,500 custom built contemporary featuring 30' vaulted ceilings and walls of glass that will wow you at every turn. This private, waterfront community has 24-hour gated guard service, tennis courts and a marina. Enjoy the great outdoors as you relax poolside by your 18' x 36' Free-Form gunite pool with beautiful brick patio and multilevel cedar decking that includes steps to your dock with 230' of bulk heading and canal decking.

Netter Real Estate 404 Montauk Highway • West Islip, New York 11795 631-661-5100 • 800-626-7356 www.NetterRealEstate.com


Blues of Bay and Sky! BAY SHORE, NEW YORK

Captains Walk is an intimate, gated community that features a low maintenance lifestyle, in a highly sought after location, where nature is your neighbor. This idyllic Bay front Townhome, is an end unit that pairs sophistication an ease in design. Breathtaking panoramic view!

Little Mansion By The Bay ISLIP, NEW YORK

Custom designed 7,500 square foot gated Estate crafted with the utmost attention to quality and craftsmanship combining superior construction and the finest of materials with state of the art technology.The master suite offers beautiful balcony views of the bay and a two sided fireplace for those cold wintery nights.The backyard is your private oasis with a heated in ground pool with a pool house that includes a full kitchen and bathroom for outside entertaining. Walk to your private beach and enjoy the West Coast Sunsets!

Netter Real Estate 404 Montauk Highway • West Islip, New York 11795 631-661-5100 • 800-626-7356 www.NetterRealEstate.com


Club Living ISLIP, NEW YORK

Phenomenal water views await you in this pristine townhouse in “The Club”. Feast your eyes upon every glorious sunset from the balcony of this trouble free townhouse. Set on 27 pristine acres this former estate provides the lifestyle that you so deserve.

The Moorings

EAST ISLIP, NEW YORK Expansive estate in “The Moorings” set on an acre parcel backing nature preserve. 24/7 guard gated community features a private marina & dual tennis courts. Palatial two story grand entry & enormous rooms throughout. Four first floor bedrooms each with en suite bath. Detached eight car garage with second story is every “Kar Krazy” Guys’ Dream Come True!

Netter Real Estate 404 Montauk Highway • West Islip, New York 11795 631-661-5100 • 800-626-7356 www.NetterRealEstate.com


IslIp / BaBylon F

Written by b. b. Smith

ew urban suburbs can boast ocean beaches, sparkling bays, historic villages, architectural treasures and beautiful vistas of lakes, canals, ponds and forest fields.

Islip and Babylon in Suffolk County, New York, are among the very fortunate few, according to Jim A. Netter of Netter Real Estate, premier Long Island property brokers. No wonder Suffolk was listed by Forbes Magazine as the fourth richest county in America. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island’s exquisite Suffolk County residential communities enjoy the same treasured settings as the area’s original settlers from Suffolk County in England. Ironically that name means “southern people” (as opposed to the northern folks of “Norfolk). Attracted by the area’s temperate weather, abundant clean water and rich soil, these early settlers quickly gained a strong reputation as farmers extraordinaire — even for tulips and 2


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dahlia bulbs in Babylon. Within Suffolk County are more lighthouses than are found in any other county in the nation, with 15 of the original 26 still standing. Islip was named for its founder’s English homeland, Islip, just north of Oxford, the birthplace of Edward the Confessor. One guess at the name’s origin is “slippery hill.” Located on Long Island’s south shore, Islip was home to Jacob Ockers, the internationally known “Oyster King” at the turn of the century, and his home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Ockers’ Blue Point Oyster Company brought such renown to the area, New York State passed a law forbidding any oysters to be called “Bluepoints” unless they came from the Great South Bay. Until around

movie “Vitagraph” used what is now Farmingdale Road (Route 109) for a chase scene. Among the Babylon historical treasures are its town hall, the Nathaniel Conklin House, Sisters of St. Dominic Motherhouse Complex and the Frank W. Smith House. Islip visitor George Washington stayed in Sagtikos Manor in West Bay Shore, one of the many mansions built by wealthy summer visitors from NYC. William K. Vanderbilt’s estate is now Dowling College. Singer Sewing Machine magnate Admiral Bourne’s home is now St. John’s University.

1915, Islip streets were paved using oyster shells. The 2.41 square-mile city of Babylon owes its unusual name to the mother of early settler Nathaniel Conklin who, in 1803, moved “to the hills” to what is now East Main St. at Deer Park Ave, a site now on the National

Eight nearby national wildlife refuges testify to the area’s appreciation of its natural resources. Its outer barrier beaches and hundreds of square miles of waterways have resulted in a longtime history of maritime surveillance and protection.

Register of Historic Places. One story says his mother picked the name Babylon because she didn’t want to live there. Probably the name

As one of the nation’s richest counties and one of the original Province

became even more appropriate in her eyes when she learned next door would be the American Hotel and Tavern. Ancient Babylon’s name was perhaps an adaption an ancient Akkadian word for “Gateway of God” or the Hebrew word for “confusing” or “to confuse.”

of New York’s original counties, Suffolk offers its ten towns — including Babylon and Islip — the high level of amenities demanded by those who can afford the very best in lower and higher education, entertainment, cuisine, shopping, arts and culture.

Walt Whitman once taught school in Babylon, but charges were

An insider’s expertise is invaluable when searching for just the right luxury home. This is what Jim Netter’s expert team offers prospective homeowners

brought against him and some of his students for “rowdy behavior” by the farmer who owned the land where the new King Kullen stands on Merrick Road. In the ‘20s and ‘30s, Babylon was as popular a resort for the rich and famous as the Hamptons are today. Fred and Adele Astaire were among the celebrities as was Rudolph Valentino whose

in the Islip and Babylon areas. Personal attention, professional expertise beyond compare and state of the art real estate technology are the elements that have made this one-founder, one-owner company the go-to resource for the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood. 3


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