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Why you should buy their house in Mount Sinai

Andrea and Drew Handler in the dining area

Andrea and Drew Handler in the dining area of the great room of their Mount Sinai home on May 21, 2016. The house is on the market in June 2016 for $629,000. Credit: Heather Walsh

Sellers: Andrea and Drew Handler

Address: 2 Steven Ct., Mount Sinai

Asking price: $629,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Contemporary on a 0.75-acre lot

The competition: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath Postmodern on Woodstork Drive is listed for $649,900.

Recent sale in the area: The nearest recent sale is a three-bedroom, three-bath expanded ranch that sold Jan. 22 for $695,000.

Taxes: $17,140 ($15,951 with STAR)

Time on the market: On and off since February 2015

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

Why it’s for sale: Andrea, 56, a teacher, and Drew, 57, a chiropractor, say they want to downsize now that their two adult children are out of the house.

In this deal, new buyers would be acquiring both a large house (3,642 square feet) and spacious property (0.75 acres).

Andrea says: “This is a Bill Hine home. He was a respected architect in the area who did custom, high-end homes. This was the last house he built. We’re less than a mile from Mount Sinai Harbor.

"The layout is great space for entertaining. It’s very open with natural light throughout. We’ve had 60 people here comfortably. We have a huge great room with a tray ceiling. There’s maple wood flooring in the dining room and great room and ceramic tile in the kitchen and foyer.

"We updated the kitchen with stainless steel appliances. We have a multilevel composite deck that surrounds the 18-by-36-foot inground pool, and there’s an outdoor shower off the deck. It’s ideal for entertaining.

"The master bath has a two-person Jacuzzi tub. We have an enormous walk-in closet that my husband and I share. The basement has an equipped gym along with a game room, an office and a workshop. We’re in a beautifully wooded neighborhood that’s ideal for kids.”

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