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Why you should buy her house in Old Bethpage

Susan Kelly in the kitchen of the house

Susan Kelly in the kitchen of the house she and her husband, Ken, are selling in Old Bethpage. They want to move into a smaller house in Wantagh. (Aug. 11, 2012) Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

Sellers. Ken and Susan Kelly

Address. 7 Rottkamp Place, Old Bethpage

Asking price. $699,000

The competition. A four-level split-level around the corner is on the market for $709,000.

Recent sale in the area. A high-ranch on Voorhis Drive sold July 31 for $550,000.

Taxes. $15,586

Time on the market. One year

Listing agent. Lenny Rosenfeld, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Plainview, 516-835-8088

Why it’s for sale. Ken Kelly, 70, who is retired from the NYPD and now owns a security firm, and his wife, Susan, 62, a retired hairdresser, are moving to a smaller house in Wantagh

The Kellys have lived in their 3,500-square-foot  splanch since 2004. It was built in 1965 and has five bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms. In addition to the basement, there are four levels in the home. Ken talks about the home:

“We were originally attracted to the house because of the dining room. Our previous home didn’t have one, and with grandchildren, we needed a nice dining room. The living room and dining room and eat-in kitchen share an open space ... It's a beautiful house to entertain in ... and a beautiful home to live in. We actually have three living rooms ... The vinyl siding ... the roof and gutters and leaders are six years old ... and we have a 10-by-10-foot cedar closet in the basement."

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