This beautiful stone colonial retains the charm and features of the original 1916 home, expanded and updated for 21st century living. Sitting on a large a corner lot in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city, this architectural gem has undergone careful renovation and preservation by the current owners.
Upon entering the gracious center hall, you are immediately aware of the exceptional details of this lovely home including 10 foot ceilings, beautiful crown moldings, wainscoting, beautiful hardwood floors, and original solid mahogany-stained doors and banisters. Accessed from the center hall is a gracious living room with gas burning Pennsylvania stone fireplace and original built-in bookcases. The all-season porch off the living room offers a warm and cozy gathering area with another beautiful stone fireplace. The gorgeous dining room features a three paneled bay window, deep window sills, exquisite woodwork including an original built-in corner cabinet with curved glass front, crown molding and chair rail with raised panels below. A pass through door from the dining room leads to a charming breakfast room with original built-in corner cabinets. Off the breakfast room is the beautifully renovated kitchen with an expansive Vermont verde marble island and counter-tops, custom cabinetry, glass tile backsplash, Sub-Zero fridge, Wolf oven, two warming trays, built-in microwave/convection oven, built-in ice maker, wine refrigerator, and its own radiant floor heating system that warms cold bare feet quickly on winter mornings. Mud room entry from rear yard is located off the kitchen and offers built-in-cabinets for everyday storage with an oversized pantry closet that has separate individual cubbies for family members. The kitchen and living room each lead to a classic screened-in porch overlooking the flagstone patio surrounded by a professionally landscaped yard offering the ultimate experience of privacy within the city, a true backyard oasis. The low stone wall surrounding the edge of the patio was built by a Longwood master craftsman. Upstairs you will find four to five bedrooms and four full bathrooms. The front and back staircases lead to the cozy reading room/library with built-in shelves and cabinets. This room adjoins an office area with built-in cabinets and accesses the master bathroom, with a walk-in shower, towel warmer and separately zoned radiant heated floor. A large walk-in closet is accessed from the bathroom. The adjacent master bedroom contains another walk-in closet and adjoins a second bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and electric towel warmer that is also accessible from the upstairs hallway. The second bedroom suite off the second floor hallway consists of two bedrooms from the original home that have been thoughtfully reconfigured to have a single entryway. This two room suite includes a large walk-in closet, a bathroom between the two rooms with walk-in shower and an adjacent, large office area with built-in desks, cabinets and shelves. The suite could easily be reconfigured back into two separately entered bedrooms on either side of a classic, shared Jack and Jill bathroom. The third floor contains two bedrooms: one that originally served as a large billiard room in the original home with three closets and lots of storage space. The third floor also contains a large, updated bathroom with both the classic original tub and a new, large walk-in shower as well as a cedar closet and two additional closets for storage. A large, finished lower level rec room is accessible from the kitchen; it has a built-in wet-bar, a microwave and a mini-fridge. The unfinished area of the basement serves as a laundry room with additional refrigerator, freezer and ample storage space. A detached, stone, two-car garage has ample space for gardening tools and easily accessed attic storage from a staircase at the back. All of this is just steps from Rockford and Alapocas Run Parks, Delaware Art Museum, the shops and dining of Trolley Square and minutes from Downtown Wilmington.
Property Features Include: Two Fireplaces, Detached Garage,Driveway, Central A/C, Hot Water Heating, Radiator, Radiant Heat, Public, Partial Basement, Drainage System ,Sump Pump ,Partially Finished Basement
Interior Features Include: Additional Stairway, Attic/House Fan, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry,
Additional Information: Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Icemaker, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Gas, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Dryer
Built in: 1916
Approximate Square Feet:
Roof: Slate roof.
Architectural Style: Detached
Lot Acres: 0.25
Lot Dimensions: 124.40 x 114.00