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Why you should buy their house in Stony Brook
Sellers: Greg and Linda Bonasera
Address: 1 Sycamore Dr., Stony Brook
Asking price: $489,000
The basics: A five-bedroom, four-bath Colonial on a .40-acre lot
The competition: A five-bedroom, 4½-bath Colonial on Stony Brook Road is listed for $589,000.
Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on Stratton Lane sold Feb. 14 for $457,500.
Time on the market: Since Dec. 27
Listing agent: Linda Stowell, Coach Realtors, Port Jefferson, 631-680-5210.
Why it’s for sale: Greg, 58, a chiropractor, and Linda, 54, a preschool teacher’s assistant, say they want to downsize now that their two sons are off to college.
Between the main living area, the in-ground pool, the professional space and the accessory apartment, the Bonaseras’ property in Stony Brook could be considered a compound. Greg talks about it:
“It’s very private, overlooking the Strathmore Park, which . . . has everything, including a walking trail . . . The house has a spacious open-floor plan. We’ve hosted many large parties with 50 to 70 guests. It’s very roomy . . . There’s a tranquil, comfortable den with a fireplace . . . It has a great professional space . . . And there’s a one-bedroom apartment, with a new kitchen, a living room with a dining room and a new bathroom with ceramic tile walls and floors and new fixtures.
"The income from the apartment pays the taxes . . . We have a Trex deck and an L-shaped gunite pool with a new gas heater . . . There’s an extra-large shed . . . We updated our kitchen, five bathrooms and the electrical panel. We replaced all the windows, siding and roofing and the oil burner and hot water heater. We did a new AC system just six months ago . . . It’s really in turnkey condition."