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Why You Should Buy Their House: Miller Place

MILLER PLACE, NY, MARCH 4, 2011:Brian and Diane

MILLER PLACE, NY, MARCH 4, 2011:Brian and Diane Coleman in their home in Miller Place, NY, March 4, 2011 Photo Credit: Photo by Ed Betz

Sellers Brian and Diane Coleman

Address 10 Niagara Street, Miller Place

Asking price $619,000

The competition Similar size homes in the Miller Place school district are listed between $499,000 and $739,000.

Recent sale on the block Though not comparable, an eight-room Colonial on a .34-acre parcel sold in December for $380,000.

Taxes $14,864

Time on the market March

Listing agent Patricia Nicklaus, Coach Realtors at Port Jefferson, 631-298-5484 or 631-219-9971

Why it’s for sale The Colemans, who have two grown sons, are relocating for Brian’s job. Brian, 53, is a vice president of sales and Diane, 51, is a nurse.

What initially attracted the Colemans to Miller Place was the school district. But since moving into this 12-room Victorian in 1996, they have gained much more. They have enjoyed the community, says Brian, adding, “In terms of the neighborhood, it’s gorgeous and our neighbors couldn't be better.

Set on a .69-acre parcel with an in-ground pool surrounded by Travertine stone, the house features wood floors, crown moldings, two fireplaces, three bathrooms and five bedrooms, including the master suite with a walk in closet and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. The kitchen is outfitted with new GE Profile stainless steel appliances. “When you’re an entertainer and a cook, which Diane is, having a kitchen like this is really enjoyable,” Brian says, adding:

“When we have a party, which is about every other month, we have at least 30 people. We enjoy having outdoor events in the back yard. Between that and the open floor plan inside the house, it’s been a fabulous place to entertain...Life has been tremendous here.”

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