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Why you should buy his home in Port Washington

Mike Mannix stands in the kitchen of his

Mike Mannix stands in the kitchen of his home on Covert Street in Port Washington. The kitchen exits to the back deck. (Aug. 30, 2013) (Credit: Barbara Alper)

SELLER. Mike Mannix

ADDRESS. 13 Covert St., Port Washington

ASKING PRICE. $799,650

THE COMPETITION. A three-bedroom Colonial on Willowdale is on the market for $645,000.

RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A Victorian on Second Avenue sold Aug. 30 for $630,000.

TAXES. $11,195


LISTING AGENT. Debra O’Brien, Harding Real Estate, Port Washington, 516-220-7400

WHY IT'S FOR SALE. Mike, 43, is chief sales officer for Swiss Post Solutions. He’s getting remarried and says he plans to buy a home with his fiancee.

Sitting on a 50-by-100-foot lot, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom Colonial was built in 1926. The homeowner and his son and daughter have lived in the three-story home since 2007. Mannix says about the house:

“We’re literally steps away from the water, but on a hill. In the wintertime, we have a view of Manhasset Bay. . . . The house is in the heart of Port Washington proper and within walking distance to the water and train. . . .

"When you walk in the door, there’s an incredibly warm feeling . . . with hardwood floors, a fireplace and a country kitchen with a view of the bay. The kitchen exits to the back deck.

"In the summer, there’s an open bandshell at the bay, and for parades and the Harborfest, you’re right in the heart of it. . . .

"The bedrooms are on the second floor, and the finished attic is on the third. . . . The rear deck is great for entertaining. . . . The house has gas and a self-generating gas burner. During Sandy, I never lost heat and was able to cook the whole time. . . . There’s a lot of windows and a lot of light. It has a good feel to it.” 

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