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Why You Should Buy Their House: Northville

The home of Maria Manzi, with her husband

The home of Maria Manzi, with her husband Mark, says living in their home on Water Way in Northville "is like coming home every day to a vacation resort . . . We completely redesigned the builder’s standard layout . . . [and created] an open kitchen that views the water." (May 17, 2013) (Credit: Johnny Milano)

Sellers Maria and Mark Manzi

Address 77 Water Way, Northville

Asking price $875,000

The competition A two-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath condo in the same complex is on the market for $789,000.

Recent sale in the area A two-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath condo in the same complex sold in October for $650,000.

Taxes $7,015 (plus monthly common charges of $580)

Time on the market Since November

Listing agent By owner, 631-369-8030

Why it’s for sale Maria, 54, an assistant controller for a nonprofit, and Mark, 54, a certified public accountant, are planning to move to Arizona.

The Manzis have lived in their two-bedroom, 3-1/2-bath condominium in Maidstone Landing since the complex north of Aquebogue overlooking Long Island Sound was built 11 years ago. There are 41 buildings with 82 units, and residents are a combination of full-timers, weekenders and seasonal occupants. Amenities include a clubhouse, a swimming pool and tennis courts. There is no age restriction for ownership. Maria talks about the tri-level condo:

"Living [here] . . . is like coming home every day to a vacation resort . . . We completely redesigned the builder’s standard layout . . . [and created] an open kitchen that views the water . . . [The master bedroom suite has] a 5-by-5-foot-square spa shower with double rainfall showerheads and double jets on the walls . . . This was all done two years ago. We created built-ins [throughout] the condo so we didn’t have to put furniture in front of windows and could preserve the view out every window . . . It’s officially a two-bedroom, but the upstairs loft doubles as a guest room . . . and there’s space for a king-size bed in the lower walkout level . . . The house is great for entertaining. We’ve had 21 people at Thanksgiving and have (accommodated overnight) eight adults and two children for long holiday weekends. You can’t beat the walk-to beach. It’s a pebble path with no steps. We drag our little wagon down and everyone has their goodies for the day."

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