Sellers. Richard and Wendi Keeperman
Address. 1 Stoll Ct., Dix Hills
Asking price. $899,000
The competition. A similar-sized expanded ranch on Brothers Court is listed at $969,000.
Area recent sale. A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on nearby Caledonia Road sold Aug. 6 for $565,000.
Time on the market. Since mid-April
Listing agent. Madeleine Camay, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Huntington, 631-499-9191
Why it's for sale. Richard, 65, is semiretired from the garment industry and his wife, Wendi, 55, is a sales associate at a clothing boutique in Manhasset. They say they're planning to move to Florida to be near family.
In 1989, the Keepermans bought a ranch that was on their current property. They raised two sons in the house and then in 2011 demolished the house and built a 3,400-square-foot expanded ranch. Richard talks about the home:
"It's a totally open house. If you were to ask a broker what's on a buyer's wish list, most customers would say, 'I want an open [layout].' .?.?. The open area combines the family room, dining room, living room and kitchen. .?.?. I have a 12-foot island in the kitchen.
.?.?. The house is architecturally very different from a regular house. I would call it a house of the future. Ninety percent of new houses will be built like this .?.?. People say, 'Wow, I feel like I'm in California or I feel like I'm in the Hamptons.' We have ceiling fans .?.?. in each room. I have Thermofoil cabinets in the kitchen. We do a lot of entertaining -- guests gather in the open area.
.?.?. All the bedrooms are on the first floor. The second floor is unfinished and could be two bedrooms, a library or a theater. There's a patio outside .?.?. It's our dream house. We met with the architect 15 times .?.?. We planned every inch of this house."