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Why You Should Buy Their House: Bellport
Sellers Rob and Marilyn Slutsky
Address 237 South Country Rd., Bellport
Asking price $795,000
The competition An eight-bedroom Victorian on the same street is listed for $975,000.
Recent sale in the area A Colonial on the same street sold Feb. 25 for $980,000.
Time on the market Since May 23
Listing agent Joyce Roe, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Farmingville, 631-363-5469
Why it’s for sale Rob, 64, is a physician, and Marilyn, 61, is a nurse administrator. They are retiring and moving near family in San Diego.
The Slutskys bought their 1848 Colonial in 2001. The three-bedroom, 2½ bathroom house is on 1.09 acres that includes a pond. The front porch runs the width of the house and contributes to the historical personality of the home. There are wide-plank floors throughout, and the home is equipped with central air-conditioning. Rob Slutsky talks about the home:
“The property is like a park . . . It’s wonderful and is what originally attracted me. The house has . . . enormous character . . . We have a 30-by-20-foot dining room that looks over the entire backyard. There’s a second dining room off the kitchen, and the bedrooms are all fairly large . . . The living room mantel is about 20 feet long . . . We have several leaded glass doors — one leads into the library off the entryway. The master bedroom, also about 30 by 20 feet, has a gas fireplace . . . The master bathroom runs the full length of the bedroom . . . From three rooms, we made this large master bath, which has a walk-in shower and claw-tub bath. When we renovated, we made a huge amount of closets for my wife and a separate walk-in closet with a washer and dryer . . . I was told the house was a stagecoach stop for the stagecoach that went from Brooklyn to points east. I don’t know if these were all for the stagecoach [guests]."