Welcome to the latest installment of the High and the Low, where we look at the highest priced and the lowest priced houses in a particular Long Island community's market. Today, we focus on Massapequa:
Most expensive home on the market: $2.99 million
This Colonial on the Great South Bay was built in 2008. There are five bedrooms and five baths. But the kitchen is the room everyone will want to check out, with its custom cabinets, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador wall oven, Jade eight-burner stove, Miele dishwashers (there are two) and wine cooler. "The kitchen probably cost about $400,000," says listing agent Vincent Lentino of RE/MAX Shores (516-797-5700). "It's unbelievable ... out of this world." So is the in-ground saltwater pool, where bathers have a view of the bay.
Least expensive home on the market: $180,000
This two-bedroom, one-bath ranch on a 50-by-139-foot lot in the Amityville school district is a short sale and is currently under contract with the bank. Built in 1939, there is an eat-in kitchen and a full, finished basement. The roof, windows, siding and heating system are less than four years old, says Carol Lynch, the listing agent from RE/MAX Signature Real Estate (631-422-7400). "What's nice about it is that it has a huge country kitchen and a huge living room," she adds.