Sellers Jamie and Emily Rosica
Address 73 Candee Ave., Sayville
Asking price $499,000
The competition Similar size homes in the Sayville school district are listed between $275,000 and $559,000.
Recent sale in the area Last month, a four-bedroom house on Benson Avenue closed for $622,500.
Time on the market Since October
Listing agent Joanne Sturchio, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Sayville, 631-218-3925
Why it’s for sale As much as the Rosicas enjoy their home, they jumped on an opportunity to buy a historic sea captain’s house two blocks away. Jamie, 36, is a financial planner, and Emily, 35, a former elementary school teacher, stays at home with their two children, Kieran, 4, and Casey, 2.
Chances are, if the sea captain’s house was located in a different community, the Roscias might not have taken the leap. The reason? Their infinite passion for South Sayville. “It’s a good brand of life,” says Jamie, noting that they walk to the shops and restaurants in town, ride bikes to the ferry and participate in an ongoing roster of events. Plus their seven-room Colonial is neighbored by athletic fields and Rotary Park, where summer concerts are staged. “When we entertain in our backyard, we have musical accompaniment,” Jamie says, adding, “It’s not too loud or offensive.” Jamie chats some more about the house, which has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms:
“The fellow before me was a structural engineer and put on a lot of nice finishing touches, such as great white moldings ... The wood floors on the first and second levels are original ... The best features are the kitchen and bathrooms, which are fantastic. The kitchen has a lot of cabinet and counter space and it has a built-in wine refrigerator in the center island. The bathrooms are first rate as far as tile work. The second floor bathroom has a claw-foot tub.”