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Why you should buy her house in Old Bethpage
Sellers. Ken and Susan Kelly
Address. 7 Rottkamp Place, Old Bethpage
Asking price. $699,000
The competition. A four-level split-level around the corner is on the market for $709,000.
Recent sale in the area. A high-ranch on Voorhis Drive sold July 31 for $550,000.
Time on the market. One year
Listing agent. Lenny Rosenfeld, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Plainview, 516-835-8088
Why it’s for sale. Ken Kelly, 70, who is retired from the NYPD and now owns a security firm, and his wife, Susan, 62, a retired hairdresser, are moving to a smaller house in Wantagh
The Kellys have lived in their 3,500-square-foot splanch since 2004. It was built in 1965 and has five bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms. In addition to the basement, there are four levels in the home. Ken talks about the home:
“We were originally attracted to the house because of the dining room. Our previous home didn’t have one, and with grandchildren, we needed a nice dining room. The living room and dining room and eat-in kitchen share an open space ... It's a beautiful house to entertain in ... and a beautiful home to live in. We actually have three living rooms ... The vinyl siding ... the roof and gutters and leaders are six years old ... and we have a 10-by-10-foot cedar closet in the basement."