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House of the Week: A sunny colonial with a cottage feel

Eileen Green Realty

by Emily Mancini

It’s hard to compromise between coziness and spaciousness. The future owner of the gorgeous 3-bedroom colonial at 6 Wallace Lane certainly won’t have to.

The property, tucked away in the idyllic Hamlet of Brookhaven, offers all the comforts of cozy cottage living — a sense of privacy, a beautiful wood-burning stove in the living room, a wrap around porch — combined with spacious rooms, an outdoor deck, an above-ground pool and a beautifully manicured yard perfect for barbecues and get-togethers.

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Built in 1953, the house was renovated from a small cottage to a modern colonial in 2004. The architect took care to maintain elements of the original cottage façade, and the cedar siding adds a welcoming touch of warmth. A 5,760-watt solar panel system was added in 2011, taking advantage of the generous amount of sunlight the property receives.

Listing agent Christine Schaeffer of Eileen Green Realty said the solar panels make a huge difference in the energy bill.

“Last year, they paid about $360—including dryer, stove, central air and pool,” she said.

The asking price is $569,000. Click here for the full listing.

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About the author: Emily Mancini

Emily Mancini is from Smithtown and will be completing her graduate studies at Binghamton University this spring.