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Why you should buy their house in Eastport
Sellers: Liz and Rich Pecoraro
Address: 8 Raffaella Dr., Eastport
Asking price: $625,000
The competition: A five-bedroom, five-bath Victorian on Old Country Road is on the market for $699,900.
Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, 41<HS-1>/<HS-1>2-bath Colonial on Seatuck Cove Court sold in September for $902,500.
Time on the market: Since late February
Listing agent: Joanne Romano, Coldwell Banker M&D Good Life, Wading River, 631-929-3700
Why it’s for sale: Liz, 48, owns a software company, and her husband, Rich, 48, is an air traffic controller. They and their 8-year-old daughter, Gabriella, are moving to Florida to be closer to older family members.
The Pecoraros built their four-bedroom, three-bath home seven years ago. It has 3,200 square feet of living space on a .75-acre lot, central air-conditioning, a wood-burning fireplace, attached two-car garage and in-ground sprinklers. When asked what she loves most about the house, Liz replies:
“You’re going to make me cry. I love the whole thing. I love the wraparound porch where we can watch the kids play in the cul-de-sac. We love sitting in the very private backyard, where there’s a nature preserve (-like) area behind us. I work from . . . a home office. So when I’m not working . . . Our beautiful gourmet kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, granite counters . . . and a big open area leading to the family room.
The home is perfect for entertaining . . . and having parties. When we built it, most of the upgrades were in the kitchen. We finished the basement . . . There’s a huge living space there and . . . a little secret area we call Pixie Hollow for Gabriella’s play area. It’s just very girlie, and it’s where her dollhouse is. It’s a kids’ getaway. We are in a tight-knit community. It’s small-town living on the edge of the Hamptons. We’re minutes from the beach.’’