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Why you should buy their house in Holtsville

Holtsville home owners Darlene and John Triglia in

Holtsville home owners Darlene and John Triglia in the open foyer of their home at 59 Second Ave., which is on the market for $299,999. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Sellers: Darlene and John Triglia

Address: 59 Second Ave., Holtsville

Asking price: $299,999

The competition: A ranch on Ridgewood Avenue, described as a short sale, is on the market for $249,900.

Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Summerfield Drive sold in February for $435,000

Taxes: $7,936

Time on the market: Since March 17

Listing agent: Andrea Wahidi, Century 21 Princeton Properties, Holbrook, 631-467-3800

Why it’s for sale: Darlene, 48, is a chief financial officer and John, 54, is an aircraft technician. They are planning to buy an expanded ranch to accommodate a physical limitation.

The Triglias have owned their three-bedroom, two-bathroom home for 18 years. It is on a 40-by-100-foot fenced lot in the Patchogue-Medford School District. Darlene shares her thoughts about the house:

“I love walking into a bright, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings . . . that welcomes you with soothing happiness. I have a neutral color palette. When you walk in, the dining room, living room and kitchen complement and flow into each other . . .

"We’ve had many upgrades done professionally. We have a new kitchen with beautiful maplewood-glazed custom cabinets and granite counters and backsplash [and] five Tiffany-style pendant lights. The kitchen with vaulted ceilings overlooks the living room. The master bathroom is fully tiled, with a glass block window.

"We have new Trex decking in the back and [on] the front steps. The property has in-ground sprinklers and a security system. There’s plenty of room for entertaining [on the deck] . . .

"We did new windows and a new architectural roof . . . We have a full basement with a family room and a separate room with a hot tub. The neighborhood is private and quiet. There’s only one other house on the block . . ."

Tags: Why You Should Buy Their House , Holtsville , Century 21 Princeton Properties

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