Sellers: Dana and Frank Capobianco
Address: 509 Nicolls Rd., Deer Park
Asking price: $489,500
The basics: A five-bedroom, four-bath Colonial on a 100-by-100-foot lot
The competition: A four-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on Orchard Drive is listed for $479,990.
Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom high-ranch with a bathroom and a half-bath on the Capobiancos' street sold March 3 for $257,000.
Time on the market: Since March 25
Listing agent: Darren Sebor, coach Realtors, East Islip, 631-581-7979
Why it's for sale: Dana, 31, a stay-at-home mother with two young daughters, and Frank, 31, a sales manager at a mortgage company, say they will be moving closer to services for their special needs daughter.
When the Capobiancos bought their home in 2007, it was a two-family house. A major renovation returned it to a 2,600-square-foot, single-family home. Dana talks about the home:
"We bought the home because it was my grandparents' two-family home and a great investment. We did a complete renovation in 2012 . . . . installed hardwood floors, made a huge master suite and a bathroom for the kids. We added crown molding, base molding and upgraded the kitchen. Everything is new and beautiful. We also added central air-conditioning . . .
"The den is set up as a playroom. It's been a therapy area for our daughter since she was 5 weeks old. All kinds of fun stuff is in there -- the kids love it. There's built-in custom shelving. It would be a fabulous den . . . "The master bedroom has a beautiful and huge bathroom, and there's a nice big walk-in closet with a vanity area . . .
"The basement is finished. There's a workout area and a second fireplace down there . . . We have four bedrooms, but there's actually another that we use as an office . . . We have wonderful neighbors I've known since I was a baby. We love to walk through the neighborhood. The backyard is completely fenced in . . . The home has been filled with lots of love. We hope the new family continues that."