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Why you should buy their home in St. James
SELLERS. Maryann and Anthony Zumpano
ADDRESS. 10 Hill Rd., St. James
ASKING PRICE. $699,000
THE COMPETITION. A Victorian on Three Sisters Road is listed for $649,000.
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A house on nearby Highland Avenue sold in June for $525,000.
TIME ON THE MARKET. Since mid-August
LISTING AGENT. Eva Pisco, Cornell Realty Group, St. James, 516-318-9800
WHY IT'S FOR SALE. Maryann, 77, is retired from the New York State Archives in Hauppauge, and her husband, Anthony, 81, is retired from Grumman, where he was a
mechanical engineer. They say they want to downsize and that they plan to stay in St. James.
The Zumpanos’ two-bedroom, two-bathroom Victorian was featured in the 2005 Cottages to Castles House and Garden Tour, and for good reason. It is a picture-perfect Victorian-decorated home. Maryann says:
“It was a poor little neglected house when we found it 40 years ago. We renovated but kept the historical aspects intact. We have original windows and floors . . . My dining room and den are my favorites.
The dining room is big but cozy . . . The den was added 20 years ago. We made it a very open room with a window wall and a fireplace so we can enjoy all four seasons. We blended it so it looks like part of the original house. We have a screened-in porch that is my little haven . . . and two covered decks overlooking a garden and a little pond . . . We have central air and full gas service for heating, cooking and the fireplace . . .
Upstairs were three bedrooms. However, we took a wall down and made a bedroom suite for ourselves. It’s very easy to restore to two separate bedrooms. ”