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Why You Should Buy Their House: N. Patchogue

Bernice and Abie Siegel pose in the indoor

Bernice and Abie Siegel pose in the indoor pool of their home in Patchogue. The Siegels are looking to downsize and have put their home on the market. Credit: John Dunn

Sellers Abie and Bernice Siegel

Address 112 E. Roe Blvd., North Patchogue (south of Sunrise Highway)

Asking price $479,000

The competition Similar-size homes in the Patchogue-Medford school district are listed between $155,000 and $499,999.

Recent sale in the area A five-bedroom, traditional-style home on Bay Avenue sold in January for $525,000.

Taxes $12,052

Time on the market Since May

Listing agent Garry King, Marylou Swan Realty Corp., 631-289-5550, ext. 16

Why it’s for sale Abie and Bernice, both 81, have lived in this seven-room Colonial since 1951 and plan to downsize. Bernice says she’s ready for a change, though. They’ll remain in Patchogue, where they have a family-owned business, Blum’s. Founded in 1927, Blum’s is a retail store on East Main Street selling swim wear and intimate apparel.

There are two things Bernice says she especially loves about this house: low energy bills and the indoor swimming pool. Since the house is solar powered, a typical electric bill is $5 a month. However, Bernice says this past month was really high — a whopping $28. As for the enclosed 20-by-40-foot heated in-ground pool, Bernice says she uses it 12 months a year. The house, which is on a 110-by-180-foot parcel, has three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms as well as a new roof and a two-car garage. Bernice also has this to say:

“Everything about my house is airy and open and simple to care for ... The kitchen and the den are all open. From there, you step out to the sunroom, where there are sliding glass doors that lead to the pool ... There’s no smell of chlorine in the house ... My bathroom upstairs has a hot tub with one seat, a shower and a bidet.”

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