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Why you should buy my house: Huntington ranch

The living room of the Speeds' Huntington home

The living room of the Speeds' Huntington home on July 22, 2016. It is on the market in August 2016 for $839,000. Credit: Heather Walsh

Sellers: Leslie and Bob Speed

Address: 6 Partridge Lane, Huntington

Asking price: $839,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, two-bath ranch on a 0.66-acre

The competition: A 4-bedroom Colonial on Partridge Lane is listed for $915,000

Recent sale in the area: The nearest recent sale is a four-bedroom Colonial on Lynridge Lane that closed July 15 for $990,000.

Taxes: $15,388 ($14,227 with STAR exemption)

Time on the market: Since July 21

Listing agent: Sal Ammirati, Douglas Elliman

Why it’s for sale: Leslie 59, a teaching assistant in the Harborfields school district, and Bob, 65, a footwear import executive, say they’re relocating to be closer to family.

The Speeds bought their home in 1992 and did a major renovation eight years ago. Leslie shares:

“We have nine months of gorgeous blooming flowers every year. The backyard is a green flowering oasis beautifully surrounding the pool. When one plant fades another pops up. We have color from March to early November. The pool has an electronic cover that keeps the greenery out and the heat in.

"I love the layout of the house. The master suite is in an area separate from the other bedrooms. It’s a great house for parties, both indoor and out. We’ve had up to 70 people here. We totally renovated the kitchen about 8 years ago with new appliances and cabinets.

"We created a cathedral ceiling and expanded the kitchen into the garage, although there’s still space for two cars. We have a built-in ice maker that can produce 35 pounds of ice a day. All our guests love this kitchen. It’s timeless. The family room flows through a large archway into the dining room, which flows into the living room.

"We have a full basement and part of it is finished. There’s loads of storage. Also a wet bar. The neighborhood is family-friendly. There’s lots of get-togethers. It’s great place to raise kids, and the train station is only a mile away.”

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