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Why you should buy their Williston Park house

Linda and Paul Auriemma are selling their Williston

Linda and Paul Auriemma are selling their Williston Park home. (May 31, 2012) (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Sellers. Paul and Linda Auriemma

Address. 610 Concord Ave., Williston Park

Asking price. $659,000

The competition in the area. Williston Park homes in the Herricks Union Free School District are listed between $399,000 and $579,000.

Recent sale in the area. In January, a three-bedroom cape on Brunswick Avenue sold for $375,000.

Taxes. $11,400

Time on market. About two weeks

For sale by owner. For more information, call Linda Auriemma, 516-965-5067

Why it’s for sale. Paul and Linda Auriemma are moving full-time to the North Fork, where they have a second home. Paul, 62, is in construction. Linda, 61, is a retired child care program specialist.

When the Auriemmas were making the move from Queens to Long Island in the late 1980s, Linda searched Floral Park, Albertson and the village of Williston Park. Once she discovered Concord Avenue, which is canopied by trees and lined with English Tudors, Linda says she went up and down the street, asking if any homes were for sale.

“I concentrated on this block because I love the style of the houses,” she said. Though each Tudor looks nearly identical, no two interiors are alike, she says. This one features a sunken living room with a stone fireplace, stained-glass windows and ceiling beams. “It’s the coziest room, especially in the winter,” she says.

The formal dining room has oak floors and woodwork. There are three bedrooms, and 1½  bathrooms as well as a finished basement and a full walk-up attic. Amenities include central air-conditioning and a brick patio. The roof is new, as are the windows, which mimic the original. The landscape of the 50-by-100-foot property includes hydrangeas and rhododendrons. Linda adds:

"We’ve kept up with the house . . .  I like original details. It has all the lighting fixtures from 1932 . . . The doorbell is the coolest -- it’s a clock with four hanging chimes. I’ve gone through great pains to keep it going . . . We have a Kohler bathroom from the 1930s -- the salmon-color tiles have been reglazed . . . We have an outdoor porch for sitting . . .  We have loved it. It’s a great village."

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