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Why you should buy her house in Woodmere

Linda Breeds stands in her Woodmere kitchen, surrounded

Linda Breeds stands in her Woodmere kitchen, surrounded by the stainless steel appliances, wooden cabinets and granite countertops. (Feb. 2, 2012) Credit: Nancy Borowick

Seller. Linda Breeds

Address. 63 Centre St., Woodmere

Asking price. $379,000

The competition. A 1918 three-bedroom home on the block is listed for $399,000.

Recent sale in area. A 1928 three-bedroom home sold in November for $425,000.

Taxes. $10,006

Time on the market. Less than a month

Listing agent. Donna Galinsky and Lenny Bobrow, Pugatch Realty in Woodmere, 516-317-9253

Why it’s for sale. Breeds, 54, works as a computer consultant and is looking to relocate.

Breeds has lived in the 1921 Colonial for 11 years. “It’s a very comfortable house ... [and] has a welcoming front entry with an original open porch,” she says. “This house has wonderful cross-ventilation . . . [During the summer] I hardly use air-conditioning [units] because of cooling from ceiling fans and shade from nearby trees.”

The house has 1½ baths and three-bedrooms with a first-floor den that can be used as a fourth bedroom, Linda says. Recent enhancements include an updated bathroom, new roofs on the house and detached garage and a remodeled kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops and a limestone-tile backsplash.

A closet was re-created into what Linda calls a “desk nook,” where she has a quiet and private place to work. The house is on a 4,550-square-foot parcel not far from beach areas. “Long Beach is a 15-minute drive away,” she says A passionate gardener, Linda has enjoyed beautifying the property. She chats more about the details:

“When I first moved here, the gardens were bare. I’ve planted perennials and annuals throughout . . . The rear yard is lovely --  very private and great for entertaining.”

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