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Why you should buy her home in Woodmere

Ann Schockett stands in the foyer of her

Ann Schockett stands in the foyer of her Woodmere home. She listed it for sale in September 2013 with an asking price of $879,000. (Sept 18, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

SELLER. Ann Schockett
ADDRESS. 930 Browers Point Branch, Woodmere
ASKING PRICE. $879,000
THE COMPETITION. A five-bedroom, 3½-bath expanded ranch on Ike Place is listed for $870,000.
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A Colonial around the corner sold Aug. 30 for $425,000.
TAXES. $19,328
LISTING AGENT. Donna Galinsky, Lenny Bobrow, Pugatch Realty, Woodmere, 516-295-3000
WHY IT'S FOR SALE. Ann, 60, is retired from the public relations industry. She says she wants to downsize but plans to stay in the area.

The wood trim in this 1912 three-story, center-hall Dutch Colonial is abundant and lustrous. The 3,000 square feet of living space includes five bedrooms and 3½  bathrooms. Ann talks about her home:

“If someone really wants to live the experience of having a home that’s warm, inviting and special . . . this is really it . . . There are two dens; one, I use as a study and hangout area. The other one, with a fireplace, is where the Super Bowl parties and Hanukkah parties are.

. . . There’s a fireplace in the living room and the big den. And there’s a fireplace with original Delft tile in the dining room and a beautiful big fireplace in the master bedroom.

. . . There’s an indoor grill in the kitchen . . . The kitchen was fully renovated this year with new cabinetry, granite countertops and refinished floors. The master bathroom is also completely new this year. And the central air-conditioning system on the first floor is new. The second and third floors have window units . . . All the wood trim is original — from the mantelpiece to the floors.”

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