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Why you should buy her house in Jericho

Gail Siegel shows the in the living room

Gail Siegel shows the in the living room of her condo at 1 Meadowood Drive in Jericho. (March 16, 2012) (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Sellers. Gail and Aaron Siegel

Address. 1 Meadowood Dr., Jericho

Asking price. $695,000

The competition. (in the same condo community) A corner unit is under contract with an asking price of $739,000.

Recent sale. (in the same condo community) A corner unit sold in January for $682,500.

Taxes. $12,550

Time on the market. Since January

Listing agent. Judy Fruitbine, Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates, Woodbury, 516-298-5382

Why it’s for sale. Gail, 35, is a fashion stylist, and Aaron, 34, is a senior vice president of a real estate company. The couple are not native New Yorkers, and need more space to accommodate visiting family members. They have two children, ages 3 and 5.

The Siegels bought the 1982 town house about five years ago. The couple  replaced the washer, dryer and dishwasher and added decorative molding throughout, new carpeting, bedroom closet systems and additional attic storage space.

The two-level condo located in The Hamlet community has three bedrooms and 2½ baths. “The sun-filled bedrooms are large and have beautiful views of the parklike property,” Gail says. The master bedroom’s bathroom is enhanced with marble and granite features and “feels like a five-star hotel bathroom,” and the neutral-toned eat-in kitchen is “large and gorgeous,” she says. Gail talks more about her home:

“The kitchen has upscale cabinetry, granite countertops and a glass-sliding door that leads to a patio [for easy access] to our barbecue. . . The community has 24-hour gated security, four pools, eight tennis courts and is currently renovating the clubhouse. . . . Our corner unit has two huge side and backyards, and the kids are always outside playing.”

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