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Why you should buy their Mattituck Colonial

Anita and Tony Macari sit in the living

Anita and Tony Macari sit in the living room of their waterfront house in Mattituck. It is on the market in May 2015 for $899,000. Credit: Randee Daddona

Sellers: Tony and Anita Macari

Address: 850 Marratooka Lane, Mattituck

Asking price: $899,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, three bathroom with a half-bath Colonial on a 1.1-acre waterfront lot.

The competition: A waterfront three-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on Maiden Lane is also listed for $899,000.

Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, two-bath cape on the same street as the Macaris' home sold Jan. 9 for $470,000.

Taxes: $11,577

Time on the market: Since March 2014

Listing agents: Kathy Van Duzer and Tony Macari, the homeowner, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Mattituck, 631-298-8000

Why it's for sale: Tony, 77, a real estate agent, and Anita, 76, retired from the same industry, say they are moving closer to family for health reasons.

The Macaris' 2,800-square-foot home includes amenities such as a heated, two-car garage, a breakfast room and central air-conditioning.

Tony says: "I love the water views. That's what sold me. Lake Marratooka is 30 acres. There's fishing and boating -- row boats or electric motors. It's gorgeous. When we first saw this place, it was like being hit with a ton of bricks. It's very sad we're selling. . . . There's a combination living room-dining room, and the kitchen's off that -- all with water views.

"There's a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and a gas fireplace in the first-floor master bedroom. We have a second master bedroom upstairs with a tremendous walk-in closet and a master bath with a claw-foot tub and a balcony overlooking the water. . . .

"In 2006-2007, I turned this house from a ranch into what it is today. I added the second floor, with three bedrooms, built another bathroom and redid the other baths, all in marble, finished the basement, redid the kitchen with new cabinets, granite, a Viking stove, a Sub-Zero fridge. I rebuilt everything like we were staying forever. . . .

"We're in one of the best neighborhoods. Mattituck is the best of the North Fork. It's very private here. We're set back 250 feet."

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