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Why you should buy their house in Garden City
Sellers: Anthony and Kate Trani
Address: 60 Willow St., Garden City
Asking price: $769,000
The basics: A three-bedroom, 2½-bath Tudor on a 50-by-100-foot lot
The competition: A Colonial on Poplar Street is listed for $719,000.
Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Tudor on Locust Street sold in mid-February for $888,000.
Time on the market: Since March 10
Listing agent: Kimberly Bullis-Byrd, Coldwell Banker Residential, Huntington, 631-806-5439
Why it’s for sale: Anthony, 43, and Kate, 41, each own private businesses, and they say they’re moving to San Francisco to expand Kate’s executive search business.
The Tranis bought their 2,000-square-foot home in 2004 from the owner of a construction business who used the residence to showcase his houses' architectural details, including seven layers of molding in the dining room and exterior crown molding along the roof.
Kate says: "The first time I walked into the house, it was jaw-dropping . . . There isn’t a room in the house that doesn’t have molding . . . Whoever did the tiling was an absolute artist . . . They had to work around the molding. Everywhere there is tile, there is radiant heating . . . . The neighborhood is incredibly perfect for a young family. There are many kids, and there are no play dates on this block -- everyone just goes out and plays.”
Anthony says: “Garden City is really family oriented, which is what we were looking for, and we got everything plus more. We were completely taken at how welcoming the neighbors were . . . The living room is the best room in the house . . . There’s tons of molding and details in the house that you don’t see in normal homes . . . There’s wainscoting in the kitchen, den, bathroom and entire basement, and there’s hardwood floors throughout . . . We’re almost like caretakers of this house. When the owner handed over the keys to the house, it was like handing over the keys to the castle.”