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Why You Should Buy Their House: New Hyde Park

March 8, 2011- Noah and Beatrice Blumenthal, shown

March 8, 2011- Noah and Beatrice Blumenthal, shown here in the dining room of their New Hyde Park home at 605 10th Ave., have lived here since 2002. They are purchasing a mother/daughter house on the North Shore. (photo by Kevin P. Coughlin) Credit: Photo by Kevin P Coughlin

Sellers Noah and Beatrice Blumenthal

Address 605 10th Ave., New Hyde Park

Asking price $430,000

The competition Similar size homes in the Elmont range from $430,000 to $549,000.
Recent sale on the block: In October, a three-bedroom Cape sold for $425,000.

Taxes $7,992; additional village taxes, $1,017

Time on the market Since Feb. 28

Listing agent Michele Mayo, Village Manor Realty, Garden City, 516-233-2225

Why it’s for sale The couple, who have two children, are looking for a mother/daughter residence. Noah, 38, is an author, and Beatrice, 40, is a former psychotherapist who is now a stay-at-home mom.

Since moving into this eight-room Cape in 2002, the Blumenthals have steadily chipped away at home improvements. Exterior enhancements include landscaping with a new cement walk and front stoop. “My wife’s favorite thing is the rose bush out front,” says Noah, noting the garage door and fence are also new. Inside, the Blumenthals gutted the kitchen and redesigned it with Italian porcelain, a terra-cotta tile floor, a long counter and new appliances. Other updates include a new bathroom, furnace and hot water heater. This three-bedroom house has a number of characteristics Noah says he loves. Here’s a sample:

“I love the flow — it’s perfectly laid out to make use of the space ... Our cape has terrific built-in storage space ... We have a perfectly dry basement — in eight years, I have never heard the sump-pump go off ... I love the location. You can walk to everything within 10 minutes — two parks, the elementary school, two train stations, the supermarket, the ice cream parlor.”

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