Sellers: Frieda and Harold Stangler
Address: 9 White Birch Dr., Dix Hills
Asking price: $799,000
The basics: A three-bedroom expanded ranch with two bathrooms and a half-bath on a 1.02-acre lot
The competition: A similar size home on Woodedge Drive is listed for the same price.
Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom, three-bathroom expanded ranch on Wolf Hill Road sold Jan. 14 for $660,000.
Taxes: $16,499 ($15,546 with STAR)
Time on the market: Since May 18
Listing agent: Madeleine Camay, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Syosset, 631-499-9191.
Why it's for sale: Frieda, 73, a marketing consultant, and Harold, 84, an attorney, say they will be relocating to Florida.
The Stanglers' home has large rooms and a long list of amenities, including hardwood floors, central air conditioning and an attached two-car garage. Frieda adds:
"The great room is the centerpiece. We have a stonewall gas fireplace and a wall of windows. I love to watch the birds at the feeder. It's very relaxing. . . . About five years ago, we enclosed half the deck and made a sunroom. I wanted a room where I could feel like I'm outdoors and but still be indoors. It's 13 by 11 feet and very cozy. I call it my nest. . . . We have a lot of built-ins. There's a 16-foot built-in entertainment center in the great room and a built-in wall of wardrobe closets made from exotic wood in the master bedroom. One end is a dressing table and the other end a bureau. . . . We have six skylights. There's a full basement with a fully finished room I use for an office and an enormous cedar closet as well as a walk-in pantry. . . . The woods in the back are very private and flat. It's a usable parcel if anyone wanted a pool or tennis court. . . . The neighbors are wonderful. There's not a lot of changeover. People who live here tend to stay here."