A three-bedroom center-hall Colonial on a large corner property on the edge of the Stearns Park neighborhood of Freeport is on the market for $579,000.
The 2,100-square-foot two-story home has 3½ bathrooms, hardwood floors, crown molding and a kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances.
It has a large living room, family room with an outside entrance, formal dining room, a primary bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet.
Built in 1925, the house sits among other stately homes on Pennsylvania Avenue, a well-known street that is "one of the most sought-after streets in Freeport," according to the home's listing agent, Nina Ellison-Greene of Weichert Realtors Quality. "Most of those houses on Pennsylvania Avenue are center-hall Colonials — it’s a kind of tradition here," Ellison-Greene said.
A member of the Stearns Park Civic Association who raised her son in the same community, Ellison-Greene said, "The demographics are wonderful in Stearns Park — it's a very diverse community. It has generational families; a lot of the families have been there for years."
It's a community where much of the town attends high school football games on the weekend and many young people are in structured sports, whether Baldwin Little League, the Baldwin Bombers youth football group or camp programs at the Freeport Recreation Center, she said. Residents also take part in cultural events at the Freeport and Baldwin libraries.
"I moved in from Queens and it was the best thing I could have done for my son," Ellison-Greene said. "I was looking for that ideal community that offered the best opportunities and experiences for my child."
The house, which is on a 0.2-acre property and is in the Freeport School District, has a partially finished basement, two-car attached garage and concrete patio in the backyard. Taxes are $15,249.
"It has good bones," Ellison-Greene said. "It needs a buyer who’s going to bring it back to its glory."