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Why you should buy their house in Setauket
SELLERS. Barbara and Tim Ledogar
ADDRESS. 19 Parsonage Rd., Setauket
ASKING PRICE. $659,000
THE COMPETITION. A nearby four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial is listed for $599,000.
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A four-bedroom, 4½-bath house on Gnarled Hollow Rd. sold in mid-January for $765,000.
TIME ON THE MARKET. On and off since 2009
LISTING AGENT. Carol Wendell, RE/MAX Alliance, Miller Place, 631-948-1319
WHY IT'S FOR SALE. Tim, 61, and Barbara, 59, own and operate an auto repair business in Centereach. They say they are planning to retire to Florida.
The Ledogars have owned their four-bedroom 3½-bath Colonial since 1988 and raised their three now-adult sons there. The house was built in 1988 and is on a .52-acre lot. What separates this property from other Colonials in the area is the two-story barn in the backyard. Barbara talks about the home:
“There are 3 acres behind us that cannot be built on . . . We put in a master bedroom and master bathroom over the attached two-car garage with his-and-hers bathrooms. We upgraded the kitchen with new cabinets, countertops and appliances. We put in a stone fireplace and refinished the second-floor hardwood floors . . . We have a two-story, 24-by-40-foot barn that actually matches the exterior of the house. My husband builds hot rods in there. But that [space] could be whatever anybody wants it to be . . . We put in the in-ground pool and have Trek decking around it. The whole pool and deck area is lit. The home is in the historic district of Setauket . . . It’s a dead-end street so there’s no through traffic.”