Sellers: Dean and Christine Denninger
Address: 62 Grove Rd., Mastic Beach
Asking price: $159,999
The basics: A two-bedroom, one-bath house on a 53-by-140-foot lot near the beach
The competition: A three-bedroom, 1½-bath Contemporary on Diana Drive is listed for $154,990.
Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom, one-bath ranch on Lafayette Drive sold March 18 for $157,334.
Taxes: $2,576, $1,325 with STAR (both include Village of Mastic Beach taxes)
Time on the market: On and off since 2014
Listing agent: Thomas McGiveron, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Farmingville, 631-831-9048
Why it’s for sale: Dean, 47, and Christine, 48, who own a construction company and an equipment rental and repair business, say they want to find a bigger property but stay in the area.
The expression “beach bungalow” must have been invented in this area. The Denningers are selling their beachy getaway home fully furnished and seemingly at a perfect time for a new buyer to enjoy the shoreline vibes. Dean talks about the house:
“We bought this home three years ago after Sandy, and did a complete renovation. We made it weather-friendly by raising the grade, putting in foam insulation, replacing the septic system and raising the outlets and utilities.
"It has heat and air-conditioning and can absolutely be used year-round. The kitchen has all-new stainless steel appliances. Living here is a great lifestyle. We’ve had beach parties, barbecues and holiday parties. There’s a water view from the second story.
"We have wood laminate floors as well as rustic cedar paneling throughout the home. Both bedrooms are in the loft. There’s a nice screened-in porch where we eat breakfast. It has a southern exposure, so we have sun all day long there.”