Sellers Suzanne and Glenn Rankin
Asking price $475,000
The basics A two-bedroom, two-bath expanded ranch on a .09-acre waterfront lot
The competition A three-bedroom, 2½-bath waterfront Colonial on West Lido Promenade is listed for $825,000.
Nearest recent sale A three-bedroom, 2½-bath waterfront home on 7th Street sold June 22 for $500,000.
Taxes with no exemptions $13,312
Time on the market Since May 29
Listing agent Barry Levane, Century 21 AA Realty, Lindenhurst, 631-226-5995, ext. 227
Why it’s for sale Suzanne, 55, a retired biology teacher, and Glenn, 62, a retired music teacher, say they’re planning to relocate to Florida so they can scuba dive year-round.
The location of Rankins’ property on a canal overlooking the Great South Bay has been key to their shared devotion of marine life. Suzanne says:
“Glenn and I have always had a passion for marine life. We’re underwater videographers and have been documenting marine life for 32 years. We feel strongly about protecting the eelgrass beds, which we have direct access to. They’re critical nursery grounds for the Jones Beach and Fire Island inlets and offshore shipwrecks. Indian Island is the name of the salt marsh we overlook. It’s also a bird sanctuary. . . . We bought our home in 1997 and added an extension in 2003, which is three times the size of the original house. . . . Although we had damage from Sandy, it was the first time. Our flood insurance is transferable. The annual premium is $1,351, and we are not required to raise the house . . . . We have an open layout. . . . Although it’s two bedrooms, the master bedroom is really two rooms overlooking the bay. We have two living rooms, and our wood-burning stove heats the whole house. Sometimes we have to crack the windows in the winter. . . . I’m going to miss my friends, and by that I mean the swan, the ducks that we hatched in our marine biology class and the herons, egrets and cormorants. There are over 12 indigenous birds here.”