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Why You Should Buy Their House in South Merrick

Marc Rosenstrauch is shown in the dine-in kitchen

Marc Rosenstrauch is shown in the dine-in kitchen of the waterfront home he shares with his wife, Stephanie, at 2884 Clubhouse Rd. in South Merrick as seen on October 7, 2010. (Photo by Kevin P. Coughlin) [NOTE: Stephanie was not available to be photographed this day due to an illness] Credit: Photo by Kevin P Coughlin

Sellers: Marc and Stephanie Rosenstrauch

Address: 2884 Clubhouse Rd., South Merrick

Asking price: $925,000

The competition: Waterfront homes in the Merrick school district are listed between $598,000 and $1,680,000.

Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom high-ranch sold in June for $825,000

Taxes: $21,230

Time on the market: Since June

Listing agent: Galina Richards, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Bellmore, 516-477-2668

Why it’s for sale: The couple, both 51, have two children, Josh 22, and Cory, 20, and are ready to downsize. Marc is in sales; Stephanie is a teacher’s assistant.

When this splanch— just two houses from the bay — came on the market eight years ago, Marc and Stephanie decided to make the big move: “We came from one block away just to get on the water,” Marc says.

“We have unbelievable panoramic views,” adds Marc, describing vistas of the bay, a nature preserve and the Merrick Golf Course. Set on a 70-by- 100-foot lot with a rear wooded deck, a heated pool, two floating docks and a boat lift, the eight-room house has four bedrooms, two and a half baths and a “dry” basement. The living room and master bedroom have oversized picture windows overlooking the water. The couple have made numerous improvements, including putting on a new roof, siding and a stucco front. The windows, skylights and doors, including those on the garage have been replaced. Marc chats about other renovations:

“We put in a new kitchen. The cabinets are custom, and the countertop is Silestone. What I love is it’s black with sparkle. We also added molding and put in a special penny tile back splash and a deep sink . . . We replaced the main bathroom — that has a granite countertop, new sink, faucet — everything . . . We converted the house to gas and ran a gas line to the barbecue.”

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