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Why you should buy their house: Expanded ranch, Dix Hills

Frieda and Harold Stangler show the great room

Frieda and Harold Stangler show the great room of their Dix Hills home on White Birch Drive. The house is on the market in July 2015 for $799,000. Credit: David L. Pokress

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."

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