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Why you should buy my house: East Quogue ranch

Tracy and John Martyn sit in the living

Tracy and John Martyn sit in the living area of their post-modern home in East Quogue. The house is near Shinnecock Bay and the ocean. It's on the market in September 2016 for $699,000. Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Sellers: Tracy and John Martyn

Address: 45 West Side Ave., East Quogue

Asking price: $689,000

The basic: A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on a 0.31-acre lot

The competition: A similar size ranch at 14 Wild Cherry Lane is listed for $699,000.

Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch on Post Xing sold May 19 for $465,000.

Taxes: $6,797 ($6,203 with STAR exemption)

Time on the market: Since Aug. 23

Listing agent: Jude Lyons, Beau Hulse Realty Group, Quogue, 917-921-0597

Why it’s for sale: John, 53, a union electrician, and Tracy, 54, who works at PSEG Long Island, say they are making plans to retire and relocate.

The Martyns bought their newly built home in 1999 and have since expanded and made major upgrades to it. John shares:

“In the winter, it’s wonderful to sit by the wood-burning stove on the enclosed front porch and have breakfast or watch a snowstorm blow across the farm across the street. In the summer, we can enjoy our pool or take a five-minute walk to the bay or a 10-minute bike ride to the ocean. It’s a great location for anyone who likes to fish or clam.

“We added the dining room and master suite. The master suite has a large walk-in closet with a cathedral ceiling and sliding glass doors to the backyard and pool. The master bath has a 1904 claw-foot tub, two large granite-topped vanities and a fully-tiled stand-up shower.

“There’s beautiful lighting throughout the house. The dining room has a cathedral ceiling and one wall is all glass that overlooks the swimming pool. We resided the house with cedar shakes and put in a 16-by-38-foot inground pool.

“About 10 years ago, we redid the kitchen with granite counters and hardwood cabinetry. The neighborhood is beautiful, safe and quiet. Very friendly. You can walk to town, and the Jitney stops right down the street.”

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