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Why you should buy my house in West Islip

The four-bedroom home has views of Great South

The four-bedroom home has views of Great South Bay. It is listed for $825,000, June 3, 2016. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Sellers Mabel and Michael Goonan

Address 3 E. Secatogue Lane, West Islip

Asking price $825,000

The basics A four-bedroom, 2½-bath split-level on a .33-acre lot with water views

The competition A four-bedroom, 4½-bath Contemporary on Corbin Place is listed for $995,000.

Recent sale in the area A five-bedroom, three-bath split-level on Avon Place closed March 30 for $696,500.

Taxes $19,414 ($18,292 with STAR)

Time on the market Since May 13

Listing agent The Goonans are selling on their own and can be reached at 631-766-5990

Why it’s for sale With their two adult children out of the house, Mabel, 56, an executive director at JPMorgan Chase, and Michael, 62, a bartender, say they will be downsizing.

There aren’t many rooms without water views in this house. Mabel talks about the home:

“The great room has a fireplace, cathedral ceilings and great views of the Great South Bay, from the Robert Moses Bridge to the Jones Beach tower. It’s on the top floor of four levels and has a front deck and a back deck. We have an inground pool with a new liner surrounded by a paver patio. We’ve had lots of parties here: two graduation parties — a giant toga party and then a luau. About 100 guests each time. The Willets Point Club is across the street with its own beach, swing set, picnic area, and dock. Dock space goes for $30 a foot, according to boat size. During Sandy, we had water come up mainly because we lost power and couldn’t use our sump pumps. The lower level had damage. The ceramic flooring was fine, but we had to replace some Sheetrock. The neighbors are extremely friendly. Every Christmas, the block has a progressive holiday party. Cocktails at one house, 30 minutes later salads at another, etc. We were the last house for after-dinner drinks and always had a 12-foot Christmas tree in our great room. We have great memories from this neighborhood.”

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