A ranch home in Woodmere, on the market for $620,000, stands out among the neighboring houses. Built in 1952, it was renovated after superstorm Sandy and transformed into a stucco Mediterranean-style house with wrought-iron gates.

Water came up to the main landing in the front, but never entered the house during the storm, says Tamir Mori, listing agent with Cornerstone RE Services.

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The owner decided to install mold-resistant Sheetrock and create an open, L-shaped floor plan connecting the formal living room, dining room and kitchen. Columns were added to define the living room and dining room areas, and decorative clay tile floors were installed throughout the house. Custom stained-glass windows were put in the master bedroom and master bathroom.

There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and one half-bathroom.

The home's exterior was also extended on one side to create a carport leading to a detached 1.5-car garage.