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Why You Should Buy Their House: Wantagh

Wantagh, NY Wednesday April 7, 2011. Dean and

Wantagh, NY Wednesday April 7, 2011. Dean and Christine Pawelsky, of Smithtown, pose in their living room, have recently put their house on the market at 507 Stratford Road, Wantagh on April 7, 2011. Photo Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

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.

Taxes $11,781

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.”

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