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Why buy our high-ranch in Brentwood

This three-bedroom, 1½-bath high-ranch on a 0.25-acre lot

This three-bedroom, 1½-bath high-ranch on a 0.25-acre lot is listed for $425,000. Credit: Heather Walsh

Sellers Lis and Rich Dicce

Address 5 Virgil Dr., Brentwood

Asking price $425,000

The basics A three-bedroom, 1½-bath high-ranch on a 0.25-acre lot

The competition A three-bedroom Colonial on Riddle Street is listed for $395,000.

Nearest recent sale A high-ranch on nearby Winston Drive sold March 7 for $350,200.

Taxes $8,320 ($7,502 with STAR)

Time on the market Since March 28

Listing agent Kathleen Doerrie, Coach Realtors, Huntington, 631-987-4322.

Why it’s for sale Lis Dicce, 74, a retired teacher, and Rich Dicce, 75, a retired auto technician, say they want to move to a warmer climate.

The Dicces’ home has new siding, a new roof and central air-conditioning. Lis Dicce shares:

“This property is like an oasis. It’s been well maintained, and there are perennial plantings throughout. There’s a waterfall in the backyard that cascades into a pond that’s surrounded by slate landscaping, shrubs and perennials. That’s in addition to our 20-foot-by-40-foot inground pool. The whole backyard is great for entertaining and is fenced in with vinyl fencing that’s about 10 years old and looks as good as new. We have lower and upper decks made of composite material, which are great for entertaining and there’s no maintenance to them.

The large sunroom, which we added in 2013, is off the kitchen, and we use it year-round. It has both heat and air conditioning. All the windows open and have blinds between the glass, and we get a beautiful sunrise in the morning. The kitchen was renovated in 2013 with stainless steel and energy efficient appliances and lots of cabinet space . . . The den and wood-burning stove are downstairs . . . We’re going to miss this house. If we could move it to Florida, we would.”


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