A custom-built expanded Colonial in East Islip is on the market for $739,999.
The 2,640-square-foot five-bedroom, three-bathroom house built in 1959 on Marilynn Street in the Country Village development features an open floor plan, oak wood floors and kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, and expansive front porch. The fifth bedroom was turned into a large walk-in closet for the primary bedroom.
The current owner converted the garage into a sunken den with a wood-burning fireplace, says John Walsh of Galaxy Realty Group, who is listing the home with Travis Shea.
He "also made a nice side entrance with a porch — a separate entrance overlooking the backyard,” says Walsh. “Upstairs, above the garage, he added an extension on as well: a huge primary suite. So, it is a lot bigger than the normal Colonials in Country Village.”
Country Village is a quaint, tree-lined neighborhood with old-fashioned lampposts and medians in the road where people walk their dogs, notes Walsh, adding, “It’s a very family-oriented, kid-oriented community.”
Zoned for the East Islip School District, the home is on a ¼-acre property with an aboveground swimming pool, large deck, outdoor shower and 1½-car detached garage. Annual property taxes are $14,716.
The house is close to Heckscher State Park, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, East Islip Marina Park, Timber Point and JFK elementary schools, Timber Point Golf Course, Heckscher and Southern State parkways, and the Great South Bay.