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Why You Should Buy Their House: Bethpage

Bethpage, N.Y. - Thursday, November 4, 2010. Jason

Bethpage, N.Y. - Thursday, November 4, 2010. Jason Horan poses in the kitchen of his Bethpage home. (Photo by David Pokress) Photo Credit: David Pokress/David Pokress

Sellers Jason and Maureen Horan

Address 65 Sycamore Ave., Bethpage

Asking price $675,000

The competition Similar size homes in the Bethpage school district are listed between $539,999 and $675,000.

Recent sale on the block Though not comparable, a four-bedroom Colonial on Colonial Road sold in June for $715,000

Taxes $13,789

Time on the market Since last November

Listing agent Donna Kunzig, Century 21 Prevete Real Estate, Plainview, 516-578-3526

Why it’s for sale The couple have another house on the East End, where they say they would like to live full time. Jason, 39, installs shower doors, and Maureen, 40, is a teacher’s aide. Their son, Sean, 18, is in college.

You can say the Horans went to town renovating this house since they moved in about six years ago. “It was a plain wide ranch,” says Jason, adding, “We expanded up and redid the entire first floor.” It’s about 2,900 square feet with nine rooms. The main level features an open floor plan with a living room with wide plank floors, a step-down den with a fireplace and a kitchen outfitted with custom cabinets, a copper sink, high-end appliances and a L-shaped center island. The dining room is reminiscent of a sunroom because it has so many windows. There are three and a half bathrooms and four bedrooms, three of which — including the original master suite — are on the main level. Amenities include central air conditioning, a central vacuum system, recessed lighting and a 1.5-car garage. Jason talks some more about the house, which is on a 1/4-acre parcel:

“We put in a master suite [on the second floor] with a huge master bathroom and an extra large walk-in closet bigger then most bedrooms. The master bath has two seats and so many shower heads that my friends call it the car wash ... My favorite room is probably the kitchen/den area. When you entertain, you can talk to everyone — there’s plenty of room ... Everything is brand new — the boiler, electric, plumbing and windows ... Also the garage is huge and it has an attic above it with storage galore ... The block is a nice tree-lined street.”

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