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Why you should buy his house in Huntington

Paul Bikoff in the dining area of his

Paul Bikoff in the dining area of his Huntington house on Sept. 24, 2014. The contemporary is on the market for $999,998 in October 2014. Credit: Barbara Alper

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.

Taxes: $15,269

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."

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