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Why you should buy their house in Speonk

Jennifer Johnson with sons Hunter and Cole, in

Jennifer Johnson with sons Hunter and Cole, in the living room area of the family condo, unit No. 13, in Speonk. (Feb. 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Sellers. Brian and Jennifer Johnson.

Address. 220 Montauk Hwy., Unit 13, Speonk

Asking price. $265,000.

The competition. A two-level town house in the same community is listed for $269,000.

Recent sale. A three-bedroom, single-family home in the area sold in September for $405,000.

Taxes. $3,254; monthly common charge of about $350 includes garbage removal and maintenance.

Time on the market. Since October.

Listing agent. Sandra Wittich and Daniel Whooley, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Mattituck and Westhampton, 631-559-9223.

Why it’s for sale. Brian, 34, a chef, and Jennifer, 32, a stay-at-home mom, and their two sons, ages 2 and 5, have “outgrown the place.”

Brian and Jennifer purchased the two-bedroom, 1½-bath condo in 2004. Since then, they’ve renovated the kitchen and smaller bath and enhanced one of the bedroom’s by adding raised half-paneling to the walls.

The two-level town house is in a “family-oriented, affordable living” Hampton Villas community that’s beautifully landscaped, Jennifer says. There’s a community in-ground pool and a town beach about a 15-minute drive away, she says.

Most of the neighbors are year-round residents, however, the condo is a convenient “summer getaway” for a city dweller because it’s within a short walk from the Long Island Rail Road train station, she says.

Here's what Jennifer says about the home: “We have a great location. It’s south-facing with lots of light coming in during the afternoon and our parking spot is steps away from the front door . . . The master bedroom and stairway have [vaulted] ceilings, making them feel more spacious . . . We added extra storage areas throughout, including under the stairway and in the ceiling of the sunroom."

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