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
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.”