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Why you should buy their home in East Moriches

Donna D'Amore and her husband, Al Queirolo, sit

Donna D'Amore and her husband, Al Queirolo, sit at the piano in the living room in their home, a Victorian, on East Main Street in East Moriches, on May 20, 2015. The house is on the market in June 2015 for $799,000. Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Sellers: Al Queirolo and Donna D'Amore

Address: 413 E. Main St., East Moriches

Asking price: $799,000

The basics: A five-bedroom, three-bath Victorian on one acre

The competition: A five-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on a .58-acre lot on Pine Edge Avenue is listed for $799,999.

Recent sale in the area: The closest recent sale is a "patio home" in the Harts Cove condominium complex that sold May 14 for $420,000.

Taxes: $14,352

Time on the market: On and off since 2013

Listing agent: The couple is selling on their own and can be reached at 631-480-7544.

Why it's for sale: Al Queirolo, 59, a project engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Donna D'Amore, 56, a bed-and-breakfast hostess, freelance recruiter and Web designer, say they want to downsize and are planning to retire in the next couple of years.

The  3,200-square-foot house works as a private residence or a bed-and-breakfast, as it has been since 2007. The 1892 house was a parsonage for the local Methodist church. The property abuts 15 acres of horse pastures, home to six rescue horses.

Al says: "The house is true to the original 1890s design, with wide moldings, dentil molding in the formal rooms and a three-story tower that houses the stairwell. The bedrooms have exposed beams and cathedral ceilings.

"We have many large closets, which is unusual for an older house. . . . The B&B part is the living room, dining room and entire upstairs. . . . The private side is a large master bedroom over the attached garage, a den, a bathroom and the kitchen and butler's pantry."

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