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Why you should buy their house in Holtsville
Sellers: Darlene and John Triglia
Address: 59 Second Ave., Holtsville
Asking price: $299,999
The competition: A ranch on Ridgewood Avenue, described as a short sale, is on the market for $249,900.
Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Summerfield Drive sold in February for $435,000
Time on the market: Since March 17
Listing agent: Andrea Wahidi, Century 21 Princeton Properties, Holbrook, 631-467-3800
Why it’s for sale: Darlene, 48, is a chief financial officer and John, 54, is an aircraft technician. They are planning to buy an expanded ranch to accommodate a physical limitation.
The Triglias have owned their three-bedroom, two-bathroom home for 18 years. It is on a 40-by-100-foot fenced lot in the Patchogue-Medford School District. Darlene shares her thoughts about the house:
“I love walking into a bright, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings . . . that welcomes you with soothing happiness. I have a neutral color palette. When you walk in, the dining room, living room and kitchen complement and flow into each other . . .
"We’ve had many upgrades done professionally. We have a new kitchen with beautiful maplewood-glazed custom cabinets and granite counters and backsplash [and] five Tiffany-style pendant lights. The kitchen with vaulted ceilings overlooks the living room. The master bathroom is fully tiled, with a glass block window.
"We have new Trex decking in the back and [on] the front steps. The property has in-ground sprinklers and a security system. There’s plenty of room for entertaining [on the deck] . . .
"We did new windows and a new architectural roof . . . We have a full basement with a family room and a separate room with a hot tub. The neighborhood is private and quiet. There’s only one other house on the block . . ."