John Knabbe stands in the living area of the home...

John Knabbe stands in the living area of the home that he shares with his wife, Mary, on Green Hill Lane in Greenport. (Aug. 18, 2013) Credit: Randee Daddona

SELLERS. John and Mary Knabbe

ADDRESS. 675 Green Hill Lane, Greenport

ASKING PRICE. $729,000

THE COMPETITION. A five-bedroom, 1-1/2-bath home on First Street is on the market for $885,000.

RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A two-bedroom home in the community sold for $268,000 in May.

TAXES. $7,680 


LISTING AGENT. Erich Knabbe, Town and Country Real Estate, Westhampton Beach, 631-288-3030

WHY IT'S FOR SALE. John, 62, is retired from the pre-cast concrete industry. Mary, 61, is an operations manager for Citibank. They say they want to downsize.

The Knabbes had their 2,700-square-foot home built in 2003. It is a four-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath Postmodern home on a .44-acre lot full of trees. John shares his thoughts on the home:

“We spend the most time in the kitchen  . . . It’s big -- 24 by 15 feet -- with beautiful English cherry cabinetry and black galaxy granite counters. . . . We have two reclining chairs in the kitchen. We spend a lot of time there reading. It’s very tranquil. . . . The master bedroom is on the main floor . . . with a large walk-in closet, and we recently renovated our master bathroom. . . . We have a very large shower area with jets in the wall. All the other bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling tile. Every floor, except where tiled, is select oak flooring. And there’s extensive crown molding throughout the home. . . . It’s even in the walk-in closet. . . . We’re in a private beach community. . . . The homeowners’ association fee is $125 a year. . . . In Greenport, you’re away from it all but close to everything you really need or want. . . . When you come home, you still feel like you’re on vacation.” 

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