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.”