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Why you should buy my house: A Baldwin Cape

Mary Koch's Baldwin house is on a

Mary Koch's Baldwin house is on a small lot that is thoughtfully landscaped. Credit: Ivy Neal

Seller Mary Koch

Address 569 W. Seaman Ave., Baldwin

Asking price $335,000

The basics A four-bedroom, two-bath expanded Cape on a 68x90 foot lot

The competition A four-bedroom, two-bath Cape on Berkeley Avenue is listed for $419,000.

Recent sale in the area A three-bedroom, 1½-bath Tudor on Harte Street sold Feb. 23 for $449,525.

Taxes $11,063 ($10,059 with STAR)

Time on the market Since May 20

Listing agent Marilyn Sandroni, Baldwin Realty, Oceanside, 516-678-4980

Why it’s for sale Mary, 70, a librarian and family therapist, says her house is too big for one person.

Koch’s stone-front Cape has a classic look. She says about the property:

“It’s perfect for an older couple who wants to age in place or a young family. The elementary school is nearby, and kids can walk to it. My mother, when she couldn’t be alone anymore, paid to have our attached garage converted to a large bedroom with a half-bath. It’s a playroom now for my grandchildren. There are hardwood floors throughout and the walls are plaster. There are a lot of built-in shelves. The dining room is large and easily seats 10 people. There’s a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. The yard is extensively landscaped. We don’t have grass in the front, just ground cover, trees and roses. It’s very distinct and totally organic. The backyard has lilacs, hydrangeas, forsythias, blueberries and daylilies. It will be a delight for anyone who loves being surrounded by flowers and trees. And it’s very walkable. You’re never more than a few minutes away from a quart of milk. We’re a 10-minute walk to the Baldwin train station.”

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