Sellers: Dana and Bernard Vaccara
Address: 155 N. Maple St., North Massapequa
Asking price: $799,000
The basics: A four-bedroom, 21/2-bath Colonial on an 80-by-100-foot lot
The competition: A similar-sized, newly constructed home on North Bay Avenue is listed for $739,000.
Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom split-level on the same street sold Sept. 4 for $412,500
Taxes: $18,456 ($17,004 with STAR)
Time on the market: Since Sept. 15
Listing agent: Donnamarie Miro, Realty Connect USA, Massapequa, 516-661-7057
Why it's for sale: Dana, 30, a stay-at-home mother to a 1-year old son, and Bernard, 35, a mechanical engineer, say they want to move to South Massapequa to be closer to the water.
Between the kitchen island, the granite table off the kitchen and the dining room table, there are plenty of eating areas for large-scale family gatherings, as Dana says:
“The kitchen and the living room are one big room. . . . We have a nice gas fireplace in the living room. We put in crown molding in the dining room. We restained the hardwood floors to a dark espresso color. . . .
"Our kitchen is very good if you’re into baking or cooking. We have a large center island and had a granite table custom-made to match the island (which will be staying with the house). We put in a backyard patio with pavers that goes out to a fire pit area. . . .
"We put in a six-zone in-ground sprinkler system and have a surveillance system . . . and an alarm system as well.”