Sellers: Tony and Anita Macari

Address: 850 Marratooka Lane, Mattituck

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Asking price: $899,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, three bathroom with a half-bath Colonial on a 1.1-acre waterfront lot.

The competition: A waterfront three-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on Maiden Lane is also listed for $899,000.

Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, two-bath cape on the same street as the Macaris' home sold Jan. 9 for $470,000.

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Taxes: $11,577

Time on the market: Since March 2014

Listing agents: Kathy Van Duzer and Tony Macari, the homeowner, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Mattituck, 631-298-8000

Why it's for sale: Tony, 77, a real estate agent, and Anita, 76, retired from the same industry, say they are moving closer to family for health reasons.

The Macaris' 2,800-square-foot home includes amenities such as a heated, two-car garage, a breakfast room and central air-conditioning.

Tony says: "I love the water views. That's what sold me. Lake Marratooka is 30 acres. There's fishing and boating -- row boats or electric motors. It's gorgeous. When we first saw this place, it was like being hit with a ton of bricks. It's very sad we're selling. . . . There's a combination living room-dining room, and the kitchen's off that -- all with water views.

"There's a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and a gas fireplace in the first-floor master bedroom. We have a second master bedroom upstairs with a tremendous walk-in closet and a master bath with a claw-foot tub and a balcony overlooking the water. . . .

"In 2006-2007, I turned this house from a ranch into what it is today. I added the second floor, with three bedrooms, built another bathroom and redid the other baths, all in marble, finished the basement, redid the kitchen with new cabinets, granite, a Viking stove, a Sub-Zero fridge. I rebuilt everything like we were staying forever. . . .

"We're in one of the best neighborhoods. Mattituck is the best of the North Fork. It's very private here. We're set back 250 feet."