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Why you should buy their Smithtown split-level

This house at 7 Sandalwood Dr., in Smithtown,

This house at 7 Sandalwood Dr., in Smithtown, is listed for $409,000 in March 2015. Credit: Newsday/ Audrey C. Tiernan

Sellers: Kenny and Lori Furr

Address: 7 Sandalwood Dr., Smithtown

Asking price: $409,000

The basics: A three-bedroom, 1 bath with a half-bath split-level on a .25-acre lot

The competition: A four-bedroom, three-bath split-level on Sherbrooke Drive is listed for $475,000.

Recent sale in the area: A Colonial on nearby Dale Lane sold Dec. 2 for $427,000.

Taxes: $10,553

Time on the market: Since Jan. 15

Listing agent: Lisa Corwin, Coach Realtors, Smithtown, 631-360-1900

Why it's for sale: Kenny, 49, who works in security for a school district, and Lori, 45, a part-time hairdresser, say they're thinking of moving south.

The Furrs bought their home in 1996 and raised their now-teenage kids there. Kenny talks about the 1,600-square-foot home:

"When I walked into this house, I knew right away: this is the one. It's so different and has a unique floor plan. I love the way it flows. It almost feels like a ski lodge, with large windows, southern exposure, trapezoid windows. . . . We have two living rooms. The kids have their own living room and my wife and I have ours. . . . In the kitchen everything was renovated, but the cabinets were refinished. . . . Both bathrooms have been renovated. All the original hardwood flooring has been refinished. . . .

The roof and gutters are new. The house was freshly painted. There's a new wood deck that leads to composite decking around the pool to avoid splinters. . . . We have Andersen windows throughout, and 75 percent of them are only 5 years old. . . . It's a great home for entertaining. You have a lot of room, and a very roomy and large backyard. . . . The neighborhood is beautiful. We're only the second owners of this home."

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