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Starchitect Richard Meier’s $18M home, a teardrop-shaped pool & a two-story fireplace

Check out these homes on The Island, curated by the TRD Brand Studio in collaboration with Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty


As city dwellers ship out to the suburbs, Long Island’s housing market is heating up. And while giving up the luxuries of the city can be difficult, a swath of design-focused modern homes are making the transition easier.

Nassau County in particular has become a hotspot for New Yorkers looking for a little more space than they can find in a Downtown walk-up. It’s also attracted top contemporary builders and architects, bringing a cutting-edge style of home to the traditionally staid suburbs. City slickers and suburbanites alike have come to love the light-filled contemporary style.

Below, check out five contemporary homes for sale in Nassau County that’ll help you keep up with city styles while giving you all the space you need.

27 Astor Lane, Sands Point, NY 11050
5 Bedroom, 6.5 Bath

City people love a starchitect. This Richard Meier-designed home will let you name-drop even though you’re living outside the boroughs. For those of us not as familiar with his work, enjoy his choice to build this home with an additional guesthouse and cottage, a seven-car garage, a tennis court and an inground pool. Did we mention that this home is also a beachfront property?

207 Centre Island Road, Centre Island, NY 11771
8 Bedroom, 5 Bath

Situated on as many acres as a Manhattan neighborhood (this property has 22.98, to be exact), this home is the pinnacle of being “one with nature”. But don’t let the home’s proximity to Center Island, an area desired by many exotic birds, overwhelm you. This home’s classic contemporary features, such as multiple skylights, intricate ceilings and dark woodwork, are a nod to your former city life. Amenities like its five full bathrooms, four fireplaces and banquet dining room are just the extra touches you can’t find in a basic city apartment.

13 Saddle Ridge Road, Old Westbury, NY 11568
6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths

Clean lines and unique spaces set this contemporary home apart, though the unusual teardrop-shaped pool doesn’t hurt. Nor does the stunning spiral glass staircase. Or the airy skylights. Or the sauna. Or the basketball court. Did we mention there’s a basketball court? With six bedrooms, multiple balconies and an address in tony Old Westbury, this contemporary abode is pretty much peak living.

6 West View Drive, Upper Brookville, NY 11771
6 Bedroom, 6 Bath

Nothing says suburban chic like a gated and hidden driveway. Nestled beyond the woodsy entrance is this sprawling contemporary home, decked out with big windows and an open floor plan. Sure, you will be awed by its bright kitchen with modern appliances, marble foyer and two-story stone fireplaces. But it is the backyard of this home that puts this listing over the top. Walk outside to enjoy this home’s tasteful wooden deck, which leads onto a stone patio encompassing both an inground pool and a hot tub. And when you’re done relaxing, you can saunter over to the private tennis court.

30 Pleasant Lane, Oyster Bay Cove, NY 11771
7 bedrooms, 5.5 baths

The eye-catching exterior of this home is outdone only by the sun-filled interior and sky-high ceilings inside. The unique architectural details, like a winding modern staircase and two-story fireplace, will give former skyscraper residents that same life-in-the-clouds feeling. There’s an enormous dining room for socially distant dinners when it’s cold, and a deck that looks out onto 2 full acres of land for the warmer seasons.


To view all homes for sale on Long Island or to learn the current market value of your home, visit Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.