SELLER. Trisha Creta
ADDRESS. 4 Lupine Lane, Lake Grove
ASKING PRICE. $315,000
THE BASICS. A two-bedroom, one-bath ranch on a 50-by-100-foot lot
THE COMPETITION. A two-bedroom, one-bath in-line ranch on Magnolia Avenue is listed for $269,998.
RECENT SALE. The nearest recent sale is a four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on Washburn Street that sold July 10 for $530,000.
TIME ON THE MARKET. Since Nov. 20
LISTING AGENT. Cee Cee Flanigan, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Syosset, 516-921-2262
WHY SHE IS SELLING. Creta, 34, an executive assistant for a private equity firm in Manhattan, will be moving to San Diego.
Creta has owned her home for five years and made many improvements. She says:
"It was move-in ready when I bought it, but I wanted my own personal touches added, such as the beautiful built-in bookcase that I designed and had built. It adds a cozy factor. . . . I put in box molding in the dining area. It's a conjoined living room and dining room area. . . . I also added crown molding. . . . My kitchen was redone with granite counters and a stone backsplash that continues onto the whole wall. My master bedroom is a dark navy blue. I added thick crown molding to give it an elegant appearance. An unusual feature for a small home is the custom walk-in closet I have with cherry molding. . . . I have central air-conditioning and a new roof and cesspool. . . . Utilities and taxes are very low. . . . There's a large deck in the back. It's off the kitchen and great for entertaining. There's a grapevine on the trellis. . . . The backyard is landscaped, and I built a stone wall."