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Why you should buy his house in Woodbury

Edward Flatow stands in the living room of

Edward Flatow stands in the living room of his house in The Gates community in Woodbury on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He wants to sell it. (Credit: Barry Sloan)

SELLER. Ed Flatow

ADDRESS. 20 The Rise, Woodbury

ASKING PRICE. $979,000

THE BASICS. Four-bedroom, four-bath farm ranch on 1.03 acres

THE COMPETITION. A four-bedroom ranch on Harvard Drive is listed for $939,000.

RECENT SALE NEARBY. A similar-size home at nearby The Brae sold Oct. 28 for $1,150,000.

TAXES. $29,093

TIME ON THE MARKET. Since May

LISTING AGENT. Lenny Rosenfeld, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Plainview, 516-681-2600

WHY IT'S FOR SALE. Flatow, 53, is a dentist in Forest Hills. He says he’s looking to downsize and is considering a move to Manhattan.

Ed Flatow’s farm ranch is in The Gates community in Woodbury. The approximate 2,800-square-foot home was built in 1959 and is set back on a one-acre corner lot. Ed talks about his house:

“The backyard has a beautiful pool and tennis court. It’s breathtaking, especially in the spring. It could be a great party house. The kitchen has been updated, and the appliances are all new. The master bedroom and bath were updated . . . It has a great basement. I have a gym down there . . . The floors are hardwood, and there’s a wood-burning fireplace in the living room . . . There’s a separate family room off the dining room.

The back of the house is all windows overlooking the patio, pool and tennis court. It’s kind of dramatic in the back. It’s a nice, open look . . . From the patio, there’s a few steps up to the pool and then a few more steps up to the tennis court. The patio has been updated. It’s wood and was done about a year ago. The pool is a heated, saltwater pool . . . The neighborhood is quiet, beautiful and peaceful. The houses around here are magnificent, and the Syosset school district is one of the best on Long Island. [This location is] easily accessible to all the major highways."

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