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Why you should buy my house in Port Jefferson

The four-bedroom house in Port Jefferson is listed

The four-bedroom house in Port Jefferson is listed for $524,999 in May 2017. The house overlooks a wooded area that was coming into leaf on April 28, 2017. Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Sellers: Jill and Fred Russell

Address: 33 Pilgrim Dr., Port Jefferson

Asking price: $524,999

The basics: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on a 0.34-acre lot

The competition: A four-bedroom 2½-bath Colonial on Pilgrim Drive is listed for $529,000.

Nearest recent sale: A Colonial on Pilgrim Drive sold Jan. 24 for $385,000.

Taxes: $11,235

Time on the market: Since July

Listing agent: Pauline Negron Spiller, Jolie Powell Realty, Port Jefferson, 631-473-0420

Jill, 47, a media relations and marketing consultant for the Village of Port Jefferson, and Fred, 49, director of publications at 1-800-FLOWERS, say they’re relocating to Florida for Fred’s job.

The Russells’ home is neatly tucked into one of the many hills of Port Jefferson. Jill talks about the property:

“This home is like a treehouse. It’s in a private setting overlooking a quiet well-maintained neighborhood. We’re a mile from both the beach and the heart of the village.  . . .

"We recently had two big Cambridge [Pavingstones] patios put in — one in the front and one in the back. The walkway to the front patio has built-in solar footlights. Both areas are great entertaining spaces. When it’s just us, we love having either our morning coffee or evening cocktail out by the firepit. . . .

"The inside has two large living areas: a formal living room and a family room, which is where we spend most of our time. It has two skylights, a large wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookcases and two sets of pocket doors. . . .

"The kitchen has granite counters and a nice, bright bay window. The family eats dinner at our L-shaped granite peninsula in the kitchen. We took a half-wall down and created an open area from what was a dining room . . .

"The low taxes, the school district, the country club and the village area are big draws and we’ll miss them. It’s a great quality of life here.”

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