Sellers: Dianne and Martin Burkhardt

Address: 301 Parkside Ave., Miller Place

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Asking price: $449,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on a 175-by-100-foot lot

The competition: A similar-sized home on Natures Lane is listed for $499,900.

Dianne Burkhardt says the kitchen in the Miller Place house that she and her husband, Martin, are selling goes from the front bay window to the back bay window. The house is on the market in November for $499,900. Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Nearest recent sale: A Colonial on nearby Oakland Avenue sold Aug. 31 for $455,000.

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Taxes: $13,699 ($10,640 with Enhanced STAR and two veteran exemptions)

Time on the market: Since July

Listing agent: The Burkhardts can be reached at 631-821-0778. The house is also listed with Tom Annunziato and Julie Lapasota of Coach Realtors, 631-331-3600.

Why it’s for sale: Dianne, 66, and Marty, 71, who are both retired from their own home improvement business, say they’re relocating to New Jersey to be closer to family.

The great room is a converted garage in the Burkhardt house in Miller Place. Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

The Burkhardts are the original owners of this 3,200-square-foot home that was built in 1976. Dianne shares:

“For me, the centerpiece of this home is the kitchen. It goes from the bay window in the front of the house to the bay window in the back and has an enormous 12-foot island. During family get-togethers, everyone seems to gather in the kitchen. We’ve had some wonderful times here.

"Because we owned our own home improvement business, we added a 16-by-22-foot room that we used as an office. About five years ago, we converted it to bonus space.

"We have a formal living room and a formal dining room. There are French doors from the dining room into the spacious bonus room. . . .

"As our three boys grew and because we have no basement, we added space. We converted an attached two-car garage to a tremendous family room. It’s incredibly easy to entertain in this home.

The backyard of Dianne and Martin Burkhardt's house in Miller Place. Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

"We have a center hall, and the holiday music and spirit flows throughout the house. We’ve had large parties of 50 people here. There’s a lot of space and a lot of love in this house. The neighborhood was wonderful for the boys to grow up in, and the Miller Place schools are terrific. It’s a very engaged community. I really hate to leave it.”