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Why you should buy their house in Center Moriches

Homeowner Carla Gibson, with her son, Glenn, in

Homeowner Carla Gibson, with her son, Glenn, in the breakfast area off the kitchen on May 12, 2014. The kitchen of the Center Moriches home has a bay window overlooking the pool and creek. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

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.

Taxes: $25,297

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.”

Tags: Hampton Estates Realty , Why You Should Buy My House , Center Moriches

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