Seller. Veronica Manno
Address. 707 Monroe Dr., Centerport
Asking price. $525,000
The competition in the area. A similar-size house on Monroe Drive is on the market for $649,000.
Recent sale in the area. A one-story three-bedroom house in the Huntington Beach area closed this month at $350,000.
Time on market. Since mid-March
Listing agent. Jean Schnurr, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Huntington
Why it’s for sale. Manno is ready to downsize.
Veronica Manno has owned her two-story Colonial in the Huntington Beach area of Centerport for 26 years. The house has three bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms and is on 0.12 of an acre. The first floor has a great room, kitchen, dining room, office and half-bathroom, and the second floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Amenities include a fireplace, French doors, skylights and a 1.5 car detached garage. Manno talks about the appeal of the home:
“Like most houses in Centerport, it’s unique. I have no front lawn, but instead an English-style perennial garden that I planted. The area and the layout of the house appealed to me . . . It’s great for entertaining because of the open floor plan. The kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances and a pantry that I put in when it was renovated.
The 2½ bathrooms have also been renovated. The [interior of the] house has been freshly painted . . . and there’s a finished basement . . . This is a great community. Between the school district and being able to walk to a private beach, it