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'Who wants to do yardwork anymore?' asks couple selling Holbrook condo

Gary Kordes on his back patio of his

Gary Kordes on his back patio of his Holtsville home. Credit: Danielle Silverman

Sellers Gary and Joanne Kordes

Community Holbrook

Asking price $514,990

The basics A four-bedroom, 2½-bath detached condominium in The Colony

The competition A slightly smaller unit in The Colony is listed for $509,995.

Nearest recent sale A four-bedroom, three-bath unit in The Colony sold Oct. 30 for $420,000.

Taxes with no exemptions $10,797 plus monthly HOA dues of $450

Time on the market Since Nov. 16

Listing agent Laura Xenakis and Marie Paterna, Realty Connect USA, Babylon, 877-647-1092

Why it’s for sale Gary, 72, a retired engineer, and Joanne, 57, a middle manager at a pharmaceutical company, say they want to downsize.  

The Kordeses have owned their 2,582-square-foot home since 2003 and enjoy the lifestyle that comes with it. Gary says:

“The 12-foot ceiling in the living room gets a lot of attention. We had a friend paint a geometric design on the ceiling. And guests always say it’s a great idea. With the crown molding and the tall windows, it looks very majestic. Between the formal dining room and the living room, we have two architectural columns which add to the look. There’s also a den where we watch TV . . . . Out back we have a 36-by-25-foot wood deck where we entertain in the summer. There are two separate sliding glass doors to the deck — one off the den and one off the dining room. The four bedrooms are upstairs as well as two full baths. The half-bath on the main floor is off the den. We bought this home because of the amenities. We have a clubhouse with a gym, a ballroom, two swimming pools, a racquetball course, and tennis courts. Who wants to do yardwork anymore? The mowing, trimming and fertilizing is all taken care of. We have a two-car garage and a generator."

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