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.
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.”