SELLERS. Steve and Riva Rosenfield
ADDRESS. 299 Bayview Ave., East Patchogue
ASKING PRICE. $385,000
THE BASICS. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1.1 acres
THE COMPETITION. A two-house complex on the same street is on the market for $589,000.
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A home on the same street sold in May for $300,000.
TIME ON THE MARKET. Since mid-July
LISTING AGENT. Debra Remien, Coldwell Banker M&D Good Life, Patchogue, 631-289-1400
WHY IT'S FOR SALE. Riva, 74, and her husband Steve, 75, are both retired, and the property is a second home for them. They say they’d like to do some traveling and not feel they have a second home to think about.
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The Rosenfields’ 1952 cottage-style home on Great South Bay is oozing shorefront rustic charm, which was part of the initial attraction when the couple bought it in 2001. Riva shares her thoughts:
“When I first saw the house, it was misty out, and it reminded me of houses in Cape Cod. . . . We have beautiful sunsets. It’s very private and always tranquil and windswept. . . . The open layout is good for entertaining, and we’ve had lovely dinner parties there. . . . We took down a wall between what was a tiny living room and made it an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining room and living room. . . .There’s a deck off the living room . . . and off the master bedroom. Almost all the rooms lead to the outside. . . . We put in a swimming pool the width and the length of the house. . . . We have a trellis that’s covered with flowers and vines over an 11-foot picnic table . . . We have several beach plum trees and apple trees on the property. . . . It’s got the charm of a retro 1950s cottage.”