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Why you should buy their home in Head of the Harbor

Donald Dubowski in the living room of his

Donald Dubowski in the living room of his home on Three Sisters Road in Head of the Harbor. (Oct. 16, 2013) (Credit: Ed Betz)

SELLERS. Donald and Susan Dubowski

ADDRESS. 7 Three Sisters Rd., Head of the Harbor

ASKING PRICE. $579,000

THE BASICS. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 1 acre

THE COMPETITION. A three-bedroom, two-bath home on the same street is listed for $805,000.

RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A three-bedroom, 2½-bath farm ranch on Barn Lane sold Oct. 9 for $744,000.

TAXES. $11,825

TIME ON THE MARKET. On and off the market since April 2012

LISTING AGENT. Ann Strong, Virginia A. O’Dwyer Real Estate, Stony Brook, 631-751-3900

WHY IT'S FOR SALE. Donald, 65, is retired from the banking industry, and his wife, Susan, 57, is employed by the Three Village School District. They say it’s time for them to downsize.

The Dubowskis have owned their 1897 farmhouse home since 1998. The house is situated between North Country and Three Sisters roads and is down the street from the Harbor Country Day School. Donald talks about what a potential home buyer would find appealing about the house:

“We’ve put in new windows, granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. The first floor has wide plank pine flooring. We have a large backyard with a beautiful view . . . From both the front yard and the backyard, you can’t see any other houses . . . We have two decks . . . a brick patio in the back of the house . . . The first floor has two bedrooms and two baths and the second floor has three bedrooms, one with a new spa shower. We have a stone and brick fireplace in the living room . . . The house is set up for a generator, the electrical hookups are there . . . Living here is like living in the country. It’s peaceful and relaxing, yet you’re only five minutes away from every convenience you can think of.”

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