With the summer heat and humidity being so withering, there’s no shame in retreating to the cool confines of a home’s recreation room. Also known as a rumpus or rec room (our friends over in the UK refer to them as a games room), these areas are generally located in the basement and allow for large gatherings of people (usually teenagers) to hang out. Located away from the main living area of the house, it’s a space where a large group of people can keep cool while not necessarily being out of both sight and mind.
23 Westbury Rd. (1978)
Colonial sold on 6/24 for $1,650,000. 5 bedrooms/3 full baths/1 half bath/Taxes $34,527. Includes a large full finished basement with a utility room, a formal dining room, a third-floor rec room, a first-floor rec/pool room, patio and attached garage.
21 Lefferts Rd. (2000)
Colonial sold on 7/20 for $2,337,500. 5 bedrooms/4 full baths/1 half bath/Taxes $33,435. Amenities include a full recreation room with stairs to the garage, a two-story foyer, a master suite with a spa bathroom, a mud room and a front porch.
76 First St. (1951)
A farm ranch sold on 6/6 for $1,650,000. 5 bedrooms/3 full baths/1 half bath/Taxes $25,617. House includes a gourmet eat-in kitchen, an office, a recreation room, a blustone patio and a living room with a fireplace.
148 Brixton Rd. (1928)
Colonial sold on 6/30 for $1,425,000. 5 bedrooms/2 full baths/2 half baths/Taxes $23,890. Comes with a large rec room, a master bedroom with a full bath and walk-in closet, a large foyer, a formal dining room and an eat-in kitchen with a family room.
Homes shown here represent closed sales, sold by a variety of agencies and selected for their interest to readers by the Garden City Life editor. Except where noted, data and photos are provided courtesy of Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc.