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Why you should buy their house in Brookhaven
Sellers: Edith and Keith Wilson
Address: 170 Beaver Dam Rd., Brookhaven.
Asking price: $750,000
The basics: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial with central air-conditioning, a 20-by-40-foot in-ground pool and an abundance of closets on 1.88 acres.
The competition: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on Beaverbrook Drive is listed for $629,000.
Recent sale in the area: There are no similar recent sales in the area.
Time on the market: Since September.
Listing agent: Joyce Roe, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Farmingville, 631-585-8500.
Why it’s for sale: Edith, 60, a retired teacher’s aide, and Keith, 62, who owns his own company, say they’re planning to retire to North Carolina.
The Wilsons designed and built this 3,400-square-foot house, with help from key subcontractors, in 1989. It is on a spacious, treed, grassy lot and includes amenities like central air-conditioning, a 20-by-40-foot in-ground pool and an abundance of closets.
Edith says: “It’s a custom-built home. We have . . . nice cabinetry in the large, eat-in kitchen and two fireplaces; the one in the den is oversized. All the stonework was shipped from Pennsylvania . . . There’s stone on the front porch, back porch, back patio . . . We put in granite kitchen countertops about two years ago . . . We’ve had quite a few big parties, some for 65 people, by the pool and patio . . .
"Everything in this house is oversized. We wanted big windows and the nice-sized fireplace. The rooms are all kind of oversized, and there’s large crown molding on the first floor that my husband actually made and installed . . . The homes are not close to one another, and there’s a lot of privacy.”
Keith adds: “This property was part of an old estate. It was subdivided into 2-acre lots about 25 years ago . . . There’s actually 27 tons of stone used throughout the home . . . We have a 2½-car garage.”