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Spacious Colonial with its own saloon in Wantagh: $910,000

Beth Obergh's 4,000-square-foot home in Wantagh, June 21,

Beth Obergh's 4,000-square-foot home in Wantagh, June 21, 2016. Credit: Barry Sloan

Seller: Beth Obergh

Address: 2150 Cypress St., Wantagh

Asking price: $910,000

The basics: A five-bedroom, 3½-bath center hall Colonial on a 125-by-100-foot lot

The competition: A five-bedroom, three-bath home on Darby Road East is listed for $897,000.

Recent sale in the area: The most recent sale is a three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Walters Avenue that sold May 31 for $420,000.

Taxes: $18,829 ($17,429 with STAR)

Time on the market: Since November 2015

Listing agent: Bozenka Muccio, Century 21 Prevete-Hirsch, Bellmore, 516-783-5900

Why it’s for sale: Obergh, 49, a physical therapist, says now that her children are grown she wants to downsize.

Not many homes on Long Island offer a saloon and an authentic 1800s post office. Here Obergh talks about her unusual home, which is about 4,000 square feet:

“This house has many amenities, like heated marble floors in the master bathroom, granite counters and a generator run on street gas so you don’t have to worry during a storm. We had no damage from Sandy. We were high and dry and not in a flood zone, so flood insurance isn’t required.

"We have an inground gunite pool that looks like a lake. It’s surrounded by material that doesn’t get hot under the sun. We’ve had parties back there with over 100 people, easily. There’s a wraparound porch that wraps to the back of the house.

"The kitchen has granite radiant-heated floors, granite counters and a copper range hood. Around the kitchen ceiling is a suspended train track for my LGB train collection — short for Lehmann Gross Bahn, but commonly known as garden railway trains — which is operated by a remote control. [The trains are not included in the house price but are negotiable.]

"The living room and dining room were designed and decorated in an old Western saloon theme by an interior design group and aired on HGTV’s ‘Designer’s Challenge’ in 2009. It has a built-in bar with stained glass, hardwood floors and a custom fireplace mantel.

"There are game tables that convert to a dining table that seats about 10 people. There’s an upright player piano operated by a wall switch. The main floor also has a den and an office that could be a bedroom.

"Four bedrooms and two full baths are upstairs. One bedroom is the size of a two-car garage. It’s being used right now as a playroom. The master bedroom has a semicircle wall of windows and two walk-in closets. The master bathroom has a cast-iron tub and a steam shower.

"There’s a two-car garage with room for a lift — the ceiling is high. In the basement is an authentic post office wall from the 1800s that was in a town in Pennsylvania. I found it in a Connecticut antique store. It was built by the Federal Equipment Co. in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, according to a brass plate attached to it. It’s integral to the construction and will be staying.

"The basement also has a bedroom, a full bath and a complete mirrored gym with high-end equipment. We’re the last house on a dead-end street so it has little traffic and is very safe for kids. The neighbors are great — friendly and quiet.”


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