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Why You Should Buy Their House: Northville
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."