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This wine cellar, located in the basement, was
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This wine cellar, located in the basement, was a pile of dirt just a few years ago. "It was a crawl space," says Joe Paternoster, owner of the six-bedroom, 6,500-square-foot Huntington Bay home, which is currently on the market for $3.995 million.(Credit: Signature Premier Properties)

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What's up in the basement

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