Seller: Paul Bikoff
Address: 14 Bartlett Place, Huntington
Asking price: $999,998
The basics: A 5,300-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath contemporary on a .56-acre lot.
The competition: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on Turtle Cove Lane is listed for $799,000.
Recent sale in the area There are no comparable recent sales in the nearby area.
Time on the market: On and off since 2013
Listing agent: Betty Davenport, Realty Connect USA, Hauppauge, 631-223-7778.
Why it’s for sale: Bikoff, 64, an author and a retired life insurance agent, says he is moving back to Vermont where “the cheddar cheese, maple syrup, and green mountains of Vermont” are calling him.
This house borders a nature preserve and has plenty of windows to let nature in. Bikoff talks about his home:
“There’s a beautiful 200-foot bluestone driveway going past the Zen pots that lead to the front garden. I love the beautiful teak double front doors that open to a large rotunda. There are custom-made white oak floors throughout. This was the builder’s own house. The banister took six months to steam and turn by hand ... He basically created a Vermont-style chalet here on Long Island. There are walls of glass everywhere ... I put on a new 50-year warranty roof and a Vermont casting fireplace insert in the living room ... I built a meditation yoga room ... The Japanese garden with a granite lantern brings peace and serenity ... There are two fireplaces. The kitchen has granite counters and a new Bosch dishwasher. There are two separate sinks and a peninsula that can seat three people. The wraparound deck has an incredible view of birds."