Sellers: Nina and Sullivan Gallo
Address: 41 Ocean Ave., Center Moriches
Asking price: $795,000
The basics: A four-bedroom Colonial with two bathrooms and a half-bath on 1.2 waterfront acres.
The competition: A four-bedroom, 3½-bath home on the same creek is listed for $1,249,900.
Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom Colonial with two bathrooms and a half-bath on Estate Road sold June 15 for $650,000.
Time on the market: On and off since 2014
Listing agent: Kevin Loiacono, Brookhampton Realty, Center Moriches, 631-878-0500.
Why it's for sale: Nina, 66, a retired schoolteacher, and Sullivan, 64, a dentist, say they are moving to Maryland to be closer to their grandchildren.
The Gallos had their 3,600-square-foot home built on a flag lot in 1986. Nina says:
"When you walk in, it's open, with 10-foot ceilings and beautiful huge windows. It takes your breath away. We have a huge chef's kitchen that was recently redone. . . . There are a lot of architectural touches here. We have all hardwood floors with inlaid mahogany. We thought we'd be here forever and didn't cut corners. It's a spectacular home. The newel post in the staircase is ribbon and roses carved mahogany. The fireplace has a double mantel with ribbon and roses and a mirror. . . . The kitchen opens to the huge family room-den. The master bedroom is huge and has a walk-in closet, a balcony facing the water and a beautiful bathroom. There's a tower room, to replicate Victorian homes. There's a covered porch facing the water. . . . It's so quiet and secluded being on the water but being high. We've never had storm damage. The bulkhead, redone five years ago, is 180 foot of deep water that can accommodate a 50-foot boat. We built this for entertaining. We love it. You just don't get tired of it. . . . The house faces south and there's a passive solar heat benefit. Every room has a water view."