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Why You Should Buy Their House: Northport

NORTHPORT- NOVEMBER 10, 2010: Linda and Larry Jacks

NORTHPORT- NOVEMBER 10, 2010: Linda and Larry Jacks love their vintage home. Their favorite room is the living room, which has a fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Photo Credit: Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan

Sellers Larry and Linda Jacks

Address 98 Scudder Place, Northport

Asking price $479,000

The competition Similar size homes in the Northport-East Northport school district are priced between $379,500 and $629,000.

Recent sale in the area In September, a three-bedroom farm ranch on Scudder Avenue sold for $600,000.

Taxes $4,403; additional village taxes are $1,808

Time on the market Since August

Listing agent Loren Roye and Michele Cameron, Coldwell Banker Residential, Huntington, 516-446-3614 and 516-993-0255, respectively

Why it’s for sale As much this retired couple enjoy their home and its 10-minute walk to the village and harbor, they want to move to Florida to be closer to family. Larry, 61, was a disability analyst for the Social Security administration. Linda, 60, was an office manager at the Planting Fields Arboretum.

Not too big and not too small, this Arts and Crafts-style Cape is the epitome of charm, says Larry. Features such as eyebrow windows and a rolled roof give it an English flair. Other architectural details include plaster walls, wood floors, wainscoting and crown moldings. Built in 1927, the six-room house includes a living room with built-in bookshelves and a wood-burning fireplace, as well as a formal dining room and an updated eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. One bedroom and a powder room are on the main level, while two bedrooms and a renovated full bathroom are on the second floor. Larry talks about the landscape of this 1/3-acre parcel, which he says has won three awards from the Asharoken Garden Club:

“We have beautiful perennial gardens with tremendous hydrangeas, ferns, butterfly bushes and dwarf lilacs and extensive rhododendrons and azaleas ... In the back, we created a bamboo curtain forest — it’s a screen that extends down the yard. It’s like having a private greenbelt in the backyard ... It’s a perfect house for an artist or a writer. It’s so quiet, and when everything blooms in the spring and summer and you can hear the wind chimes, it can be very inspiring.”

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