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Why you should by their house in Bayport

Vincent and Mary Jean Cirrito standing on the

Vincent and Mary Jean Cirrito standing on the staircase in their home at 136 South Snedecor Ave., Bayport. The house is on the market for $799,000. (Aug. 1, 2012) Credit: Heather Walsh

Sellers. Mary Jean and Vincent Cirrito

Address. 136 S. Snedecor Ave., Bayport

Asking price. $799,990

The competition. A nine-bedroom house in Bayport with historic significance is on the market for $1,225,000.

Recent sale in the area. A four-bedroom Colonial on South Snedecor Avenue closed at the end of April for $620,000.

Taxes. $17,403

Time on the market. Since April

Why it’s for sale. Vincent Cirrito, 70, is retired from his own landscaping business, and his wife, Mary Jean, 68, a retired teacher, raised their five children in the home and now want something smaller, though they plan to stay in the Bayport area.

The Cirritos’ home has six bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a formal dining room and living room and is on 1.7 acres. Regis Post, who, at one time served as governor of Puerto Rico, built the home 107 years ago. It features original stained glass windows in the formal dining room, two fireplaces, a rear staircase and a two-car detached garage. Vincent talks about the home he and his wife have owned for 30 years

“The house is an English Tudor, and we loved it the minute we saw it. It was designed by Isaac H. Green Jr. and built in 1905. It’s like the ‘Great Gatsby’ house, and it has the charm of a summer rental. In 1905, it rented for $750 for the summer season . . .  It’s a partying house with an open floor plan, which is unusual for an older house. It has lots of windows and is unique ... and picturesque.

"Bayport is a beautiful town. It has its own town beach and marina . . . and it's right near the Sayville ferries. The house is 1,700 feet from the water . . . and [the neighborhood has] lots of kids. The block is going younger . . . We have a tennis court and a small vineyard. There’s an indoor hot tub and an outside hot tub. We have a fishpond and lots of landscaping features that are pretty nice. The master bathroom and kitchen were renovated between three and five years ago. . . ."

Listing agents. Norm Marcioch and Sean Breaton, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Sayville, 631-589-8500

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