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See Centre Island house at twilight

A wine and cheese reception from 4 to

A wine and cheese reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at this Centre Island home will give house hunters a view of the area at twilight and a chance to see some of the homeowners art. The house is on the market for $2.495 million. (Credit: Handout)

House hunters, if Centre Island has been on your radar, grab your significant other and check out the twilight open house wine and cheese reception at 117 Centre Island Rd. The May 8 event, from 4 to 7 p.m., is not only an opportunity to view this 5,500-square-foot home listed for $2.495 million, but a chance to check out the homeowner's artwork, which will be on display.

Although the house was built in 2001, it looks like an old manor home, says listing agent Gail Marchbein of Coach Realtors, adding it was designed by architect Brian Shore. Shore, whose office is in Locust Valley, is known for his luxury designs throughout Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida.

Interior features include high ceilings as well as moldings, built-in bookcases and two fireplaces.

The 3-acre property is landscaped in part with a heated in-ground pool and a brick courtyard.

As for the homeowner, artist Nanci Allen, her style is abstract and her medium is acrylic. Allen, who has a studio in Centre Island, is also a published poet and lyricist. She is currently working on the illustration of two children's books.

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