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This six-bedroom, 2½-bath home in West Islip is

This six-bedroom, 2½-bath home in West Islip is listed for $645,000, May 16, 2017. Credit: Daniel Goodrich


Seller Ted Turnasella

Address 81 Edgewood Rd., West Islip

Asking price $645,000

The basics A six-bedroom, 2½-bath two-story home on a 75-by-125-foot lot

The competition A six-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on Cedar Point Drive is listed for $659,000.

Nearest recent sale A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Colonial on Lawn Avenue sold March 1 for $555,000.

Taxes without STAR $13,242

Time on the market Since April 19

Listing agent Eileen Rega, Realty Connect USA, Babylon, 631-236-3648

Why it’s for sale Ted, 72, a compensation consultant, says he wants to downsize and then stay in the area.

The Turnasella home is 2,600 square feet. Some 1,000 square feet of that space was added 10 years ago when the second floor and attic were built. Turnasella says:

“It’s a spacious home with nice architectural details, like wainscoting and French doors in the dining room. The French doors lead to a sunken family room, where I have a wood-burning fireplace. It’s comfortable and where I spend most of my time other than the office, a converted bedroom, which is right off the den. Three bedrooms are on the main floor. . . . The eat-in kitchen is large and has two skylights and a sliding glass door that leads to a nice-size cedar deck. The floors in the common areas of the main floor and second floor are hardwood. . . . When we added the second floor and attic, I had central air-conditioning installed, but when you open those front windows, there’s a delightful breeze off the bay. The three-zone heating and two-zone air-conditioning systems are very convenient and efficient. . . . We raised both our kids here and have great memories of family parties during the holidays and special occasions. The beach is 10 minutes away, and New York City is a one-hour train ride. It’s a great neighborhood. I’m going to miss this home, but it’s ready for the next right family.”


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