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Why you should buy my house: A cape in Aquebogue

This cape is set back from a dead-end

This cape is set back from a dead-end street in Aquebogue. It has additions including a large front porch and opened-up walls. The yard was greening up on April 6, 2016. Price in April 2016 is $550,000. Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Sellers: Wendy and Mark Gajowski

Address: 40 Westwoods Blvd., Aquebogue

Asking price: $550,000

The basics: A three-bedroom, two-bath cape on a .92-acre lot

The competition: A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on Church Lane is listed for $519,500.

Recent sale in the area: The nearest recent sale is a three-bedroom Colonial on West Lane that sold Oct. 10 for $430,828.

Taxes: $9,315 ($8,539 with STAR exemption)

Time on the market: Since March 10

Listing agent: Janet Bidwell, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Mattituck, 631-255-4088

Why it’s for sale: Wendy, 61, a waitress, and Mark, 62, who just retired from the Town of Riverhead Highway Department as a deputy supervisor, say they are planning to move to North Carolina.

The Gajowskis’ home is set back off the street and nicely sited on a treed yet manicured yard. Wendy says:

“The main attraction is the neighborhood. We’re on a dead-end street. It was great to raise our two sons here. They could ride their bikes on the street. . . . It’s very quiet and private and a lovely area to either retire to or raise a family in. . . . We built our house and always put love and care into it.

"About six years ago, we did a renovation that included adding the large front porch and opening up walls. We put in steel beams, and the rear of the house is one long room. There’s a gigantic storage room over the garage, which you can walk in. We have central air and vacuuming.

"There are oak floors throughout and a gas fireplace in the living room. Sliders go from the dining room to the back deck, where we’ve done a lot of entertaining. . . . The house is wired for sound — even the deck, garage, and porch, which has ceiling fans.”

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