Sellers Dean and Christine Pawelsky
Address 3507 Stratford Rd., Wantagh
Asking price $585,000
The competition Similar-size homes in the Wantagh school district are listed at between $319,000 and $599,900.
Recent sale in the area In February, a four-bedroom expanded Cape on Lufberry Avenue sold for $425,000.
Time on the market Since last month
Listing agent Angela Testa, S.A.S. Real Estate, Wantagh, 516-477-3002
Why it’s for sale The Pawelskys, who have two children, are relocating because of a job transfer. Dean, 49, is a government employee, and Christine, 46, is a stay-at-home mother.
From the minute Christine laid eyes on this eight-room Colonial, she was enchanted. “It’s one of a kind,” she says, citing the front exterior, where a slate pathway meanders to the covered slate porch supported by white columns. Built in 1936, the house has a brick front with a traditional entrance anchored by two windows with black shutters. Inside, the foyer is flanked by a living room with a fireplace and a dining room with wainscoting. These rooms as well as the kitchen have wood floors. The den floor is slate. This room has a big picture window overlooking the yard, where there’s an in-ground pool surrounded by a deck. The three bedrooms are on the second floor. Since moving in three years ago, the couple painted, renovated the bathroom, (there’s another half-bath), updated the electrical system and installed new windows in the garage. Christine, who has been equally satisfied with the neighborhood, chats some more:
“I fell in love with the charm \[of the house\] and the kitchen — it’s gigantic. It has 23 cabinets, which is awesome because you can never have enough room. The kitchen alsowording missing/vk a ceiling beams, wainscoting and wallpaper — it’s really cozy ... This is a family oriented community with lots of programs ... The Long Island Rail Road, the elementary school, middle school and high school are all within walking distance.”