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Why you should buy their renovated Victorian house in Bayport

This is part of the wraparound porch and

This is part of the wraparound porch and its view at the Bayport house of Dan and Carole Pichney. On the market on March 28, 2016, for $599,000. Photo Credit: Ivy Neal

Sellers: Dan and Carole Pichney

Address: 138 Bayport Ave., Bayport

Asking price: $599,000

The basics: A historic four-bedroom, three-bath Victorian on a 0.56-acre lot

The competition: A similar size Victorian on the same street is listed for $639,000

Recent sale in the area: The nearest recent sale is a three-bedroom, two-bath home on Kensington Avenue that closed Nov. 9 for $375,000

Taxes: $13,496 ($12,174 with STAR exemption)

Time on the market: Since March 16

Listing agent: Barbara Leogrande, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Sayville, 631-589-8500

Why it’s for sale: Carole, 67, a retired social worker, and Dan, 66, a retired garden designer, say they’re moving to Florida.

The Pichneys stayed true to period architecture and details with renovations to their 2,700-square-foot home. Dan starts:

“It’s an 1873 fully restored Victorian with period chandeliers and door and window hardware. We had to do everything — scraping paint, replacing windows. We replaced [broken] wavy glass panes with wavy glass panes.

"It was an extremely sound structure that needed a lot of cosmetic work. Plus we did new heating, plumbing, and electrical. We have original wood interior shutters that fold into the wall. . . . There’s a fabulous flower garden in the front. The entire grounds are meticulously landscaped.”

Carole adds:

“We have 10-foot ceilings, large light-filled rooms and a huge wraparound porch. The first-floor master suite has its own bathroom. There’s another master suite on the second floor. . . . We have two working fireplaces, one in the kitchen and one in the living room. A decorative but original fireplace is in the library.

"We have two claw-foot tubs, a walk-in pantry in the gourmet kitchen, which has three exposures including a western view of the gardens. We have a large attic and the original root cellar. . . . This home was a labor of love for us for many, many years. Someone’s going to love living in it like we did.”

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