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Why you should buy my house: Glen Cove cape

Homeowner Lorenzo Cangero is a mason, and did

Homeowner Lorenzo Cangero is a mason, and did the brickwork on the driveway, as well as a lot of other masonry projects around the Glen Cove house that is on the market in January 2016 for $599,999. Credit: Ivy Neal

Sellers Melissa and Lorenzo Cangero

Address 15 Laurel Ave., Glen Cove

Asking price $599,999

The basics A four-bedroom, four-bath expanded cape on a 50-by-166-foot lot

The competition A four-bedroom, 3½-bath farm ranch on Southfield Road is listed for $689,000.

Recent sale in the area A Colonial on Laurel Avenue sold July 31 for $467,500.

Taxes $11,568 ($10,725 with STAR)

Time on the market Since Nov. 11

Listing agent Patrick Hall, Glen Key Realty, Glen Cove, 516-676-9080

Why it’s for sale Melissa, 34, a stay-at-home mother to their daughter and son, and Lorenzo, 38, a mason with his own business, say they’re relocating to North Carolina.

The next owners of the Cangero’s home will benefit from Lorenzo’s skill in the masonry business, Melissa says:

“Our heart and soul are in this house. My husband did the brick driveway, the stone and brick on the house and the tiling in all four bathrooms. We have a true level backyard and Lorenzo put in the patio, the fire pit and a pond. He also did stacked stone work on the breakfast bar and around our pellet stove. . . . The house was originally a two-family and we lived downstairs and rented the upstairs. When I got pregnant with my son, we needed the whole house and added the master bedroom with a walk-in closet. On the first floor, we took down several walls and created an open concept design. My husband also finished the basement. He put in a cultured stone bar with a sink and a granite top. . . . We had solar panels installed two years ago. It’s unbelievable. We’re in the negative over the summer, and have a credit on our PSEG bill. We have gas heat, but the pellet stove has enabled us to keep the heat off for two winters. ”

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