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History Channel to feature Levittown house
The History Channel will capture a piece of Long Island history June 19 on “United Stats of America,” when comedians and statistics buffs and brothers Randy and Jason Sklar use this little beauty, in the photo above -- a one-bedroom, one-bathroom Cape in Levittown -- to explore how the homes of typical American families have grown and changed over the decades, and why.
Seller John DiStephano says a crew spent a whole day taping inside the house to show how period furnishings from the 1950s compared with today’s pieces. “They talk about statistics. . . . Why was a little house like this so suitable for a family of four or five in the 1950s, but today it’s the size of a good TV room?” he asks.
DiStephano says the small home was chosen for the episode, the season’s finale of the show titled “Space Invaders,” because it has not been expanded since it was built in 1948-- though the interior was modified to include a small beauty parlor area, where the former owner, the seller’s aunt, continued to style hair for friends after closing her professional beauty shop.
The home is in contract, says listing agent Ann Cohn of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Plainview. The 60-by-100-foot property is listed for $215,000.