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Why you should buy their Glen Head home

Maria and Anthony Ghersi with their daughter, Valentina,

Maria and Anthony Ghersi with their daughter, Valentina, in the living room of their home in Glen Head on June 7, 2015. Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Sellers: Maria and Anthony Ghersi

Address: 51 Beechwood Dr., Glen Head

Asking price: $999,000

The basics: A five-bedroom, 3-bath home on a .37-acre lot

The competition: A five-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on Glen Lane is listed for $959,000.

Recent sale in the area: A 3,100-sqaure-foot home on Dolly Cam Lane sold Jan. 2 for $1.1 million.

Taxes: $14,782

Time on the market: Since May 22

Listing agent: Sarah Gilligan, Gilligan Real Estate, Sea Cliff, 516-674-3777

Why it's for sale: Maria, 47, a former executive assistant with Citigroup, and Anthony, 47, a plumber, say they're selling because they've built another home in Glen Head.

It's no coincidence that this 3,200-square-foot home is owned by a plumber and happens to have three bathrooms, radiant floor heating, a heated garage and both cold and hot water spigots outside. The Ghersis' next home will have radiant floor heating on all levels. Maria says:

"When we moved in 16 years ago, we did a complete renovation. There is not one piece of original Sheetrock here. We gutted and added a master bedroom and bath. There're three master bedrooms upstairs, each with a full bath. . . . The whole first floor has radiant floor heating. It's toasty. . . . I love my master bath. It's huge -- there's plenty of room. I have a huge closet for makeup. . . .

"I love my formal living room. It's off a courtyard. It's perfect for a pool party. At my daughter's first birthday party, we had 130 people inside and out with a stage for dancing. Even though the property isn't huge, it's very functional. It's manicured and usable, which makes a big difference. It's a great house for outside entertaining. . . . The schools are the best and we have the best neighbors. I wish we could take them all with us."


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