Trisha Creata, 34, shows the dining room of her Lake...

Trisha Creata, 34, shows the dining room of her Lake Grove home that is priced for sale on Dec. 7, 2014 at $315,000. Credit: Heather Walsh

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.

TAXES. $3,956


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."

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