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Why you should buy their house in Eastport

Wendy Kolsin, 50, with her dog Gracie in

Wendy Kolsin, 50, with her dog Gracie in the kitchen of her home in Eastport. The five-bedroom house is on the market for $649,000. (Aug. 1, 2013) (Credit: Daniel Brennan)

SELLERS. Wendy and Scot Kolsin.
ADDRESS. 273 Old Country Rd., Eastport.
ASKING PRICE. $649,000.
THE COMPETITION. A five-bedroom house on North Bay Avenue is listed for $2,990,000.
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A five-bedroom house on Andy Lane sold in mid-July for $663,000.
TAXES. $17,742.
TIME ON THE MARKET. 11 months.
LISTING AGENTS. Vivian DeBlasi and Laura Raniolo, Gateway to the Hamptons Real Estate, Speonk, 631-325-3449.
WHY IT'S FOR SALE. Scot, 49, is a physician, and Wendy, 50, is a certified public accountant. The Kolsins say they are relocating with their 5-year-old daughter, Natasha, to the Finger Lakes area, where Dr. Kolsin has relocated his practice.

Sitting on 1½ landscaped acres, this Victorian with five bedrooms, five baths and two half-baths includes 1,000 square feet of professional space. Wendy chats about the home:

“The house is really built for a very large family. The bedroom sizes are much larger than other homes. . . . We designed the kitchen . . . . The range is a six-burner commercial 36 inches wide . . . .There’s tons of storage space in the cherrywood cabinets. The backsplash is copper porcelain tiles from Italy. In the whole house, most of the closets have organizers built in.

"The garage has shelving on one whole wall and cabinetry on another. . . . The master bath has a double shower stall with four jets, a rain showerhead and an oversized soaker tub. . . . The property is zoned part professional, part residential. My husband opened his medical practice in the house. . . . In 2008, we added an attached two-car garage and a mother-in-law suite, which is completely ADA compliant.”

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