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Why you should buy my house: Great water views

Jean DeAngelis and her daughter, Ann, 18, sit

Jean DeAngelis and her daughter, Ann, 18, sit on a deck of their house on Nov. 4, 2016, looking out at Conscience Bay in Setauket. The house is on the market in November 2016 for $749,900. l Credit: Ivy Neal

Seller: Jean DeAngelis

Address: 14 Cedar Lane, Setauket

Asking price: $749,900

The basics: A five-bedroom, four-bath expanded Cape on a 0.47-acre lot

The competition: A five-bedroom, four-bath Colonial on Chereb Court is listed for $799,990.

Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, three-bath home on Cedar Lane sold June 10 for $995,000.

Taxes: $19,819 ($18,667 with STAR)

Time on the market: Since May 2015

Listing agent: Mary Specht and Miriam Ainbinder, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-988-9200

Why it’s for sale: Jean, 55, a hat designer, says she’s moving to the Hudson Valley area.

DeAngelis’ 3,200-square-foot home overlooking Conscience Bay takes full advantage of the water views. Jean shares:

“We have panoramic water views and sunsets. What’s special for me are the moonsets. I’ll wake my daughter at 3 a.m. if the bay is calm and the moon is full. It’s wonderful.

"My daughter and friends watch lightning storms roll in. It’s a great view of the show Mother Nature puts on. Most of the rooms have water views.

"There are two master suites on the first floor, each with a full bath. The kitchen has more country charm than a granite look. This place is very livable and homey. People love being in the sitting room. It has the best views. My daughter even suntans in there.

"There’s a private beach nearby with a dock and deepwater mooring. On Friday nights, we grab hots dog and walk to the beach. There’s always somebody with the barbecue going. It’s a nice life for a family growing up.

"The beach association ($200 annual dues) has all kinds of family events. We still have progressive dinners twice a year. You have an entree at one home and dessert at another. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors.”

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