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Why you should buy her house in Huntington

Laura Shady in her favorite room of the

Laura Shady in her favorite room of the house, the oversized den area with a fireplace and an entertainment wall. She and her husband, Sandy, have put their Huntington home on the market for $629,000. (March 18, 2013) (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

SELLERS. Laura and Sandy Shady

ADDRESS. 6 Promenade Dr., Huntington

ASKING PRICE. $629,000

THE COMPETITION. A similar-sized home on Artisan Avenue is on the market for $770,000.

RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Magnolia Lane closed Feb. 20 for $740,000.

TAXES. $15,260

TIME ON THE MARKET. Since mid-January

LISTING AGENT. Gayle Snyder, Coach Realtors, Huntington, 631-673-2222

WHY IT'S FOR SALE. Laura, 65, is a former schoolteacher, and Sandy, 65, is an accountant. They’re moving to New Jersey to be closer to their son. The Shadys have owned their four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial for nearly 34 years. The house, on .62 acre, was built in 1952 and has central air-conditioning, two marble fireplaces, an attached two-car garage and an in-ground pool. Laura shares her thoughts on her favorite features of the home:

“The family room is huge and has a beautiful wood-burning fireplace. It’s extremely cozy, comfortable and beautiful. It’s funny . . . everyone that goes in there falls asleep, like someone has spread pixie dust . . . The kitchen has a granite floor, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a double oven and new cooktop. I cook a lot, and I bake a lot, and it’s a great kitchen to work in . . . The bathrooms are granite . . . with frameless glass shower enclosures.

There’s a heated Jacuzzi tub and a steam room in the master bathroom. We have the nicest lawn in the area . . . and great plantings. There’s a Trex-type deck in the back and a hot tub. We entertain around the pool.

There’s an Amish-built shed that matches the house. It has electric and could be used as a children’s playhouse. We put music speakers in it. When we look out our front, we see the Cold Spring Country Club golf course.

We walk to Oheka Castle every night, walking the dog. It’s about a seven- or eight-minute walk. Another nice thing is that the Cold Spring Civic Association is very involved (in the area) and there are lots of activities for the community. The most special one -- there’s a ball every year at the [Oheka] castle just for the residents. It’s like going to a wedding without having to give a gift.”

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