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Why You Should Buy Their House: Riverhead

Paul and Linda Racano in their Riverhead home,

Paul and Linda Racano in their Riverhead home, which is on the market for $699,000. (July 5, 2012) Credit: Newsday/Jacqueline Connor

Sellers Paul and Linda Racano

Address 95 Windflower Lane, Riverhead

Asking price $699,000

The competition A different model in the community is currently on the market for $569,900.

Recent sale in the area A four-bedroom, three-bathroom home in the Riverhead school district closed in mid-May for $412,500.

Taxes $11,961, plus monthly maintenance of $480

Time on the market On and off since 2010

Listing agent Joan Waggoner, Bagshaw Real Estate, Riverhead

Why it’s for sale Paul, 74, and Linda, 68, both retired from the garment business, are moving to a second home in Indian Wells, Calif.

The Racano's home is the Kirkwood model in The Highlands Club at Reeves, is a homeowners association community. Ownership in the community includes clubhouse amenities, lawn maintenance and snow removal. The four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house has 3,350 square feet of living space and is on 0.28 acres. Linda talks about the home:

“Our house is just short of six years old. It's a postmodern with an absolutely drop-dead open floor plan ... [The] enormous master suite is on the main floor ... so you can do all your living on one floor. We have a huge gourmet kitchen, a large breakfast room, a formal dining and a drop-dead great room with 20-foot ceilings and large windows on both sides of the fireplace ... There are three more bedrooms upstairs ... My favorite area is the U-shaped glassed-in room off the master suite. We use it as a sitting room year-round. It’s bright and sunny and overlooks the golf course. We have a large master bedroom with a custom wall unit, custom closets and an oversized master bath with a soaring ceiling and bay window and a Jacuzzi. [The house] overlooks a pond in the front ... Included with the house is $200,000 in window treatments and custom features like all the built-ins."

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