Gail Carlin, who has lived in her Glen Cove home...

Gail Carlin, who has lived in her Glen Cove home since 1969, is ready to downsize. (Oct. 20, 2011) Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Seller Gail Carlin

Address 119 Woolsey Ave., Glen Cove

Asking price $550,000

The competition Similar sized homes in the Glen Cove school district are listed between $375,000 and $995,000.

Recent sale in the area Last month, a three-bedroom ranch on Appletree Lane sold for $565,000.

Taxes $9,578

Time on the market Listed this month

Listing agent Roberta Cerasi, Glen Key Realty, Glen Cove, 516-676-9080

Why it’s for sale “It’s a lot of house,” says Carlin, 68, noting she is ready to downsize.

Call it a win-win. Carlin, who moved into this 10-room ranch in 1969 and raised her three children here, says she has enjoyed her house as much as its location. “It’s a great family home . . . and you can get anywhere in four minutes,” Carlin says. “The hospital is four minutes from my house and the post office is four minutes away." She said the city has its own police department and recreation areas, including three beaches, a golf course and tennis courts. The house has wood floors, four bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and updated rooms, including an eat-in kitchen. Carlin said her favorite spot is the living room, which has a fireplace and French doors. But what makes this room special is its “quirky” decor, which includes items that once belonged to her mother and grandmother. Carlin, a recently retired nurse, chats some more about the house and property:

“It’s a well-kept house. Things here have been done and redone. I probably have my third roof and second driveway . . . It [the house] has a screened in-porch, two patios and and in-ground pool with a 2-year-old liner . . . And the neighbors are nice.”

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