Rare opportunity to own a country estate that is already fully renovated! "Rock Spring" stands as a brilliant example of meticulous restoration and exquisite care. With historic ownership records dating back to the original land grant to William Penn by King Charles II of England, the story is as enchanting as the property itself. Perched high above the Brandywine river and set high on the lot, away from the entrance's stone gate house, this 5+ bedroom estate overlooks the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley and neighboring Brandywine Creek State Park. Impeccable lawns, landscaping, and flower beds create flawless open spaces, colorful seasons, and selective privacy with a strategic combination of annual plantings, specimen trees, manicured hedges, and water features. Starting on the first level, updated renovations, smart lighting and 9'ceiling have created bright, open living areas while preserving authentic spaces and details like coffered ceilings, built-ins, hardwood floors and gorgeous mill work. Enter the elegant formal front entrance with arched, stone portico to a welcoming foyer, complete with fireplace and sitting area. A bright center hallway links the foyer to all other spaces, including a fully updated gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances, abundant lighting, Carrera marble counter tops, a breakfast bar, fireplace and spacious dining area. French doors open the kitchen to a stone patio overlooking the lawn and pool.Office area and butler's pantry finish the kitchen wing. A grand, sunken dining room is central to this level, linking informal gathering spaces of kitchen and family-room to a generous media room and cozy music room. The elegant and private master suite on the second Level overlooks the pool and includes a marble bathroom with dual vanity, over-sized steam shower, custom closet and dressing area. This level also includes four other bedrooms with private baths, laundry room, and bonus spaces that can be used for office, art studio or an additional suite. The lower level contains finished space currently used as a workout area allowing for many options. The property includes abundant parking and garage space with a separate apartment or In-law Suite. Relax on the veranda and patio areas, enjoy the perfectly landscaped pool, tennis court, gardens, and waterfall/pond which completes this splendid backdrop. This pristine property of distinction is a rare offering.
Type of Property
3+ Car Parking, Drvwy/Off Str, Private
Partial, Partial Finished
New Castle County
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking, Elec
Foundation: Stone Foundation, Conc
Garage Type: Attached, Detached, Garage Door Opener, Oversized Garage
Hot Water: Oil
Land SqFt: 472,626
Laundry Type: Upper-Floor Laundry
Location Type: Pond
Lot Area Acreage: 10.850000
Lot Description: Level Lot, Sloping Lot, Open Lot, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard
Lot Dimensions: 202X628
Main Bedroom: FullBath-MBR, DrssngRm-MBR, WalkInClstMB
Main Entrance: Foyer
Main Floor Half Baths: 3
Net SqFt: 14275
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Patio, Porch, Bal
Property Age: 86
Roof: Pitched Roof, Met
Structures: Shed, Second Garage
Upper Floor Baths: 5
Year Rehabilitated: 2007
Zoning Code: SE
Heat: Oil, Steam, Radiator, Radiant
Cooling: Central A/C
Sewer: On-Site Septic
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Den/Stdy/Lib, Sun/Florida Room, Great Room, In-Law/auPair/Ste, Professional Off, Workshop, Game/Media Room, Laundry Room
Main, Upper 1
20 x 22, level Upper 1
15 x 30, level Upper 1
13 x 14, level Upper 1
14 x 15, level Upper 1
20 x 33, level Main
32 x 21, level Main
17 x 24, level Main
38 x 20, level Main
20 x 22, level Upper 1
18 x 30, level Upper 1
Interior Features: Security System, 9'+ Ceiling, Cable TV-Wired, Sprinkler System, Air Filter System, Water Treatment System, Wet/Dry Bar, Bay Window, Stall Shower, Energy Efficient Windows
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