Susan O'Donnell stands in the kitchen of her Medford home....

Susan O'Donnell stands in the kitchen of her Medford home. (Nov. 3, 2013) Credit: Johnny Milano

SELLER. Susan O’Donnell
ADDRESS. 217 Oak St., Medford
ASKING PRICE. $535,000
THE BASICS. Ranch, 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths, 1.11 acres.
THE COMPETITION. A five-bedroom contemporary on .86 acre is listed for $499,900
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A ranch on a .36-acre lot on Oak Street sold in August for $315,000.
TAXES. $15,144
LISTING AGENT. Danielle Curti, Winkler Real Estate, Islip, 631-650-0900.
WHY IT'S FOR SALE. O’Donnell, 55, a school social worker, says she wants to downsize.

O’Donnell designed her house and had it built in 1999. There’s about 2,800 square feet of living space on the main floor and the same amount on the lower level. With a pool and backyard, a circular driveway that holds 20 cars, this property was made for entertaining. O’Donnell says of her home:

“This is an open and airy and sunshine-filled space. There’s a center living area, and then on one side is the master bedroom with a bath and a second bedroom that I use as an office. On the other side of the house are two guest bedrooms, the mudroom and a full bath .?.?.

"There’s a skylight in the entryway and master bath. There are Palladian windows in the entryway, den and master bathroom. The kitchen has natural oak cabinets; there’s a gas cooktop, a double oven. The kitchen counters are a combination of Absolute Black granite and laminate .?.?. There’s a two-way gas fireplace that faces the den and the living room .?.?.

I have a 28-by-48-foot free-form saltwater pool with a dive rock and waterfall and beautiful landscaping. It’s so private here. There’s a covered deck off the kitchen, which is big, and an 18-by-16-foot lower deck, which leads down to pavers.”

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