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Why you should buy their house in Center Moriches
Sellers: Carla and Paul Gibson
Address: 76-1 Union Ave., Center Moriches
Asking price: $925,000
The basics: A three-bedroom, 2½-bath postmodern on 1.69 waterfront acres
The competition: A four-bedroom contemporary on the same creek is listed for $1,295,000.
Recent sale in the area: A home on the same creek sold last week for $1,075,000.
Time on the market: On and off the market since 2010
Listing agent: Anthony Vaccaro, Hampton Estates Realty, Westhampton Beach, 516-816-4715
Why it’s for sale: Carla, 52, who works in a medical office, and Paul, 54, a professional baseball scout, say they want to downsize and do more traveling.
The Gibsons had their home built in 1992. With an 18-by-36-foot pool, it represents creek-front living in Center Moriches, Carla says, adding, “I love everything about this home. It sits high and dry on a private, parklike setting overlooking Senix Creek, which is a deepwater canal.
"There’s 150 feet of bulkheading with a launch ramp and docking for multiple boats. I love the pool area. We have nice brick pavers and beautiful gardens. Indoors, we spend most of our time in the family room right off the kitchen. The kitchen has a beautiful bay window overlooking the pool and creek.
"When you walk in the house, it’s warm and relaxing, and the outside has the same feel. It’s a great place to entertain. We do family holidays and have had 20 to 25 for dinner. The outside is also a great place to enjoy the summer holidays. There’s an office on the main floor that could easily be . . . a bedroom.
"The master suite has a balcony overlooking the pool and water . . . We had boats when our kids were younger. You can dock a boat as big as 32 feet. The home has a lot of natural light. It’s very private, but we have friendly neighbors, and the community has a great hometown feel.”