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Why you should buy my house: Bay Shore condo in Sunscape North

Chris Chamis in the living room of his

Chris Chamis in the living room of his two-bedroom condominium in Bay Shore on Jan. 7, 2016. The condo in the Sunscape North complex is on the market for $550,000 in January 2016. Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Seller: Chris Chamis

Address: 194 Otis Lane, Bay Shore

Asking price: $550,000

The basics: A two-bedroom, two-bath condominium in the Sunscape North condo complex

The competition: A two-bedroom, 2½-bath unit in the same complex is listed for $490,000.

Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom, 3½-bath condo in the Admiralty community sold Oct. 7 for $595,000.

Taxes: $14,433 ($13,238 with STAR) plus monthly maintenance of $635

Time on the market: Since Nov. 7

Listing agent: Arlene Leibowitz, Ramsay Realtors, Bay Shore, 631-665-1500

Why it’s for sale: Chris, 82, who is retired from the banking industry, says his place is too big for him now and that he plans to relocate to a smaller property near Sayville.

Chamis is an original owner in the Sunscape North complex. The community was built in 1982. Chris says:

“The house is very deceiving from outside. It looks small until you walk in. There’s a high vaulted ceiling. It’s beautiful, really lovely. It’s an open area. A wet bar separates the dining room and the living room and there’s also a den. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace. . . . The kitchen has oak cabinets and granite counters. There’s a two-person breakfast bar and also a desk area plus a large eating area with a bay window. . . .

"The master bedroom has a master bath with a sunken bathtub and a separate shower. There’s grass paper wallcovering in both bedrooms and wall-to-wall carpeting . . . throughout the unit except for the kitchen and bathrooms. . . . It’s wonderful for entertaining. It’s an open house that made it easy to entertain. And the wet bar made it so much handier.

"There’s a two-car garage. The complex has a marina, tennis courts and a swimming pool. It’s so peaceful here, it’s like you’re in a forest. This is an end unit that backs up to the Southward Ho Country Club.”

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