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Why You Should Buy Their House: Halesite

June 1, 2011-Shown is the Knowles family on

June 1, 2011-Shown is the Knowles family on heir backyard deck, one of their favorite places, at 16 Klaffky Court in the Halesite section of Huntington June 1, 2011. From left is: Justin, age 11 (green shirt), Caitlyn, 13, dad Ken Knowles, Andrew , 9 (blue shirt) mother Debbie, and Ryan, 9 (orage shirt). (photo by Kevin P. Coughlin) Photo Credit: Photo by Kevin P Coughlin

Sellers. Ken and Debbie Knowles

Addres. 16 Klaffky Ct., Halesite

Asking price. $699,000

The competition. Four-bedroom, non-waterview houses in the Huntington school district are listed between $595,000 and $749,000

Recent sale in the area. A four-bedroom Colonial in the Huntington school district closed May 27 for $525,000.

Taxes. $13,429

Time on the market. Since late March

Listing agent. Karen Ravn, Signature Premier Properties, Cold Spring Harbor, 631-692-4800

Why it’s for sale. Ken, 45, a software company executive, and Debbie, 44, a stay-at-home mother of four children, ages 13, 11 and 9, bought a lot near the water in Huntington Bay and will build a larger house.

The four-bedroom Colonial, in which the Knowles haslived since 1999, is about 3,100 square feet and features a large family room, a formal living room, a formal dining room and a two-car attached garage. An additional room on the second floor has no closet and is suitable for an office. The 15-year-old home has two full and two half-bathrooms. Debbie talks about how the home has worked for her family:

“The home is on the end of a quiet block and close to everything. We can walk to the marina, to shops and restaurants, and Heckscher Park. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and family room ... The spacious granite kitchen opens into the family room ... The finished basement, which is heated and air conditioned, is a great space for the kids to hang out in. We have a good size private backyard and have put a lot of effort into the landscaping. We replaced railroad ties with stone in the elevated areas.

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