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Why You Should Buy Their House(s): Coram

January 5, 2011-Shown are parents Laura and Mark

January 5, 2011-Shown are parents Laura and Mark Trachtenberg with their children, Hunter 4, Lexi, 12, Rich, 16, and Dana, 11 at home at 19 Winfield Davis Drive in Coram. The four-bedroom home features an in-ground pool and a treehouse in the back yard. January 5, 2011. .(photo by Kevin P. Coughlin) Credit: Photo by Kevin P Coughlin

Sellers Mark and Laura Trachtenberg

Address 19 Winfield Davis Dr., Coram

Asking price $349,999

The competition Similar size homes in the Longwood school district are listed between $219,999 and $449,000.

Recent sale in the area A five-bedroom Colonial on Howard Drive sold in August for $325,000.

Taxes $8,360

Time on the market Since late September

Listing agent Rebecca Leuck, RE/MAX Alliance, Miller Place, 631-209-1873

Why it’s for sale Mark and Laura, who have four children — Richie, 16, Lexi 12, Dana, 11 and Hunter, 4 — are upsizing. Mark, 43 and Laura, 34, both work in logistics.

Get two houses for the price of one. Well, one is actually a tree house built by Mark and his children. It features a front porch, three windows, carpeting and a skylight. In the summer, it’s outfitted with an electric fireplace, a small desk, a TV and a futon. While it’s a great place for the kids to hang out, Mark says the tree house also doubles as a second home office. Mark did a “ton” of work to the main residence as well. He grew up in this nine-room Colonial, which has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Since purchasing it from his parents in 1997, he and Laura went to town making improvements. For instance, the couple updated the kitchen and the bathrooms as well as created a 600-square-foot great room by removing the wall between the living and family rooms. Mark chats about the .43-acre property and the neighborhood:

“We have a large private yard backing a wooded buffer zone, accented by an in-ground 41-by-21-foot Mountain Lake swimming pool. We have a nice size strawberry patch, where you get big fat juicy strawberries every spring ... The Coram elementary school with sports fields and playground is three houses away, so the children can walk to school and enjoy the amenities after school as well. The sounds of recess and Little League games fill the neighborhood. The home is also close enough to walk the sidewalk to the center of town, yet far enough away to be a tranquil, safe and secluded neighborhood.”

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