After owning gas stations and a trucking company, Politis founded Dorian Mechanical, investing in local real estate. His home, though, is a source of achievement and pride. Pale pink with a reddish hue that glows in the sun, it overlooks the Whitestone Bridge.
Between the bridges: Villas in Whitestone
On the market for $5 million, the home across the street was also built by Politis, wired by his son and designed by his wife. (Politis sold the other two lots on the street with strict architectural guidelines so that each maintains a villa-like flair.) Inside and outside, the home for sale is as Mediterranean as any in the New York area.
Owned by Chris Orsaris, the terra-cotta-roofed, golden yellow home has an indoor hot tub, bar and 12-seat theater in the basement. The curtains, sculptures and marble floors have a made-in-Italy design. The smart-home technology system allows Orsaris to control his refrigerator temperature or turn on the hot tub from a laptop. It cost more than $500,000 to install.
The price tag on this McMansion in Dyker Heights seems cheap in comparison.