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Why you should buy my house in Shoreham

This house in Shoreham features multiple decks. The

This house in Shoreham features multiple decks. The house is a block from the beach. It is on the market in December 2016 for $499,000. Credit: Heather Walsh

Seller: Lynn Morris

Address: 3 Gridley Rd., Shoreham

Asking price: $499,000

The basics: A six-bedroom, 2.5-bath two-story home on a 0.37-acre lot

The competition: A six-bedroom home on Tower Hill Road is listed for $749,990.

Recent sale in the area: The nearest recent sale is a three-bedroom, four-bath home on Wardencliff Road that closed Aug. 2 for $430,000.

Taxes: $14,612 ($13,520 with STAR), both including village taxes

Time on the market: Since Oct. 29

Listing agent: Joanne Blum, Little Bay Realty, Wading River, 631-495-0163

Why it’s for sale: Morris, 84, a retired Longwood School District administrator, says she plans to move to the Jefferson Ferry senior living complex in South Setauket.

There are plenty of bedrooms and a bright and light airiness to this contemporary-style home. Morris says:

“One of the nicest things about this home is its ideal location. It’s one block from the beach and one block from the Shoreham Village clay tennis courts where there’s an active tennis program. Plus we’re near the Shoreham Country Club. . . . This home is great for entertaining. We have a big wood-burning fireplace in the living room, which is so nice for family gatherings. The master bedroom is on the first floor and has its own bathroom.

"We have lots of windows — the dining room alone has nine windows. The second living room has a wall of sliding glass doors with an eastern exposure, which means great morning light. A new roof was put on about three or four years ago, and the kitchen is big and has a double wall oven.

"There’s a cedar storage room on the second floor, and lots of extra storage space all over the place. The neighborhood is lovely and filled with all very nice people — a lawyer, a real estate person and two Brookhaven Lab physicists.”

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