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Why You Should Buy Her House: Plainview

Plainview, NY - Thursday Dec. 30, 2010 -

Plainview, NY - Thursday Dec. 30, 2010 - Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr.: Plainview resident Carole Oligario showing off her home which is for sale, while standing in the dining below the level of her living room of her split level house Thursday Dec. 30. Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams Jr. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Seller Carole Oligario

Address 1 Acorn Lane, Plainview

Asking price $595,000

The competition Similar size homes in the Plainview-Old Bethpage school district are listed between $439,000 and $879,000.

Recent sale on the block In July, a four-bedroom splanch across the street sold for $602,500, which was $22,504 more than the asking price of $579,999.

Taxes $13,236

Time on the market Since October

Listing agent Vivian Arzoumanidis, Laffey Fine Homes, East Norwich, 516-509-0082

Why it’s for sale Oligario has two places to call home: here, in this house where she grew up, and in Los Angeles, where she earns her living as an actress, writer and director. Though it pains Oligario to sell her family home, she said she’s ready to give up her bicoastal life and return to L.A. full-time.

Perhaps the floor plan of this eight-room splansh inspired Oligario’s early productions. The stage was the second-floor living room, which overlooks the sunken dining room, where the audience was seated. Theatrics aside, Oligario said this house is perfect for parties, adding, “It has a wonderful feeling of height and space, yet it offers a feeling of intimacy.” Other features include a den with sliding glass doors that lead to the yard. The house has four bedrooms, including the master suite, and 2-1/2 bathrooms. Set on an 81-by-100-foot corner parcel, Oligario, 53, said the location offers easy access to Woodbury Road. Getting back to the house, Oligario also said:

“The layout is unique and the angles are interesting. In many splanches, the living room is on the right side, but mine is on the left, creating a sense of dramatic spaciousness. It’s a special house ... wonderful for family. Since it’s open, you have a sense of being together, but you can also have your own space and not feel like you’re on top of each other.”

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