Sellers: Wendy and Mark Gajowski
Address: 40 Westwoods Blvd., Aquebogue
Asking price: $550,000
The basics: A three-bedroom, two-bath cape on a .92-acre lot
The competition: A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Church Lane is listed for $519,500.
Recent sale in the area: The nearest recent sale is a three-bedroom Colonial on West Lane that sold Oct. 10 for $430,828.
Taxes: $9,315 ($8,539 with STAR exemption)
Time on the market: Since March 10
Listing agent: Janet Bidwell, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Mattituck, 631-255-4088
Why it’s for sale: Wendy, 61, a waitress, and Mark, 62, who just retired from the Town of Riverhead Highway Department as a deputy supervisor, say they are planning to move to North Carolina.
The Gajowskis’ home is set back off the street and nicely sited on a treed yet manicured yard. Wendy says:
“The main attraction is the neighborhood. We’re on a dead-end street. It was great to raise our two sons here. They could ride their bikes on the street. . . . It’s very quiet and private and a lovely area to either retire to or raise a family in. . . . We built our house and always put love and care into it.
"About six years ago, we did a renovation that included adding the large front porch and opening up walls. We put in steel beams, and the rear of the house is one long room. There’s a gigantic storage room over the garage, which you can walk in. We have central air and vacuuming.
"There are oak floors throughout and a gas fireplace in the living room. Sliders go from the dining room to the back deck, where we’ve done a lot of entertaining. . . . The house is wired for sound — even the deck, garage, and porch, which has ceiling fans.”