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Why You Should Buy His House: Islip Terrace

Gus Schuck in the den of his home

Gus Schuck in the den of his home on East Nassau Street in Islip Terrace, May 7, 2014. This is his favorite room. Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Sellers Gus Schuck

Address 189 E. Nassau St., Islip Terrace

Asking price $317,000

The basics A three-bedroom, 1 1/ 2-bath ranch on .25 acre

The competition A ranch on nearby Connetquot Avenue is listed for $319,900.

Recent sale in the area A ranch on East Manhasset Street sold Jan. 24 for $320,000.

Taxes $9,622

Time on the market Since March 26

Listing agent Debra Shea, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, East Islip, 631-729-2609

Why it’s for sale Schuck, 74, who is retired from Grand Union Supermarkets, says he wants to move to an apartment. His wife, Gloria, died a year ago, and he says he is ready to downsize.

Schuck has lived in this neatly kept ranch on a shady quarter-acre for 35 years. In addition to interior improvements, the vinyl siding and shutters are two years old. Gus says of his home:

“My favorite room is the den. I really live in there. There are sliding glass doors out to the side of the house. There’s another sliding glass door from the living room out to a deck. When you open both, you get a terrific breeze. There’s a porch in the front where I sit and have coffee. The neighbors here are fantastic. They stop by to see how I’m doing. It’s like an oasis. . . . I’m really blessed. . . . Last month, we had a new wood floor installed in the dining room into the kitchen. We put in new counters in the kitchen. They’re really gorgeous. . . . Part of the basement is finished; the other half is for the washer and dryer. . . . Three bedrooms are on the main floor with a full bath in the hallway and half-bath off the master bedroom.”

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