Sellers: Marjorie and Larry Fischer
Address: 7 Silver Beech Lane, Baiting Hollow
Asking price: $479,900
The basics: A three-bedroom, two bathroom and half bath cape on a .95-acre lot
The competition: A three-bedroom, two bathroom and half bath, expanded cape on Sound Avenue is listed for $489,000.
Recent sale in the area: A two-bedroom, one-bath log cabin on Cliff Way sold for $349,000 on Jan. 5.
Time on the market: Since May
Listing agents: Pamela Hogrefe and Janet Bidwell, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Mattituck, 631-834-2341 and 631-255-4088, respectively.
Why it's for sale: Marjorie, 63, a retired teacher, and Larry, 66, a retired engineered, say they had planned to retire in their home but now have decided to move closer to family in Georgia.
The Fischers are the original owners of their house, which was built in 1985. Marjorie says: "It's a beautiful, well-built home without being overstated. . . . We have a spacious master bedroom on the main floor and huge . . . closet space. . . . Natural light floods every room. . . . We have wide-plank hardwood floors throughout the first floor and ceramic tiles in the bathrooms and kitchen. . . .
"In the summer, we spend time on the large cedar deck off the dining room. It has a fixed awning, and we're out there all the time. In the winter, I like my living room. It has large windows and a wood-burning fireplace with a slate surround that we use nearly daily in the winter. . . .
"Because we were going to retire here, we did some major upgrades over the past six years. We replaced our heating system. . . . It's state of the art. . . . We installed a . . . central air-conditioning system. The roof is new, and we added insulation. In 2011, we installed a heated 20-by-40-foot, in-ground pool with surround pavers. We have professional landscaping with perennial gardens and a walking path. . . .
"People sit on our deck and say, 'It's so parklike.' . . . It's an efficient house time-wise, maintenance-wise and money-wise. We're on a cul-de-sac that borders a nature preserve. The Sound is a short five-minute walk . . . We have winter water views and sunsets."