A unique property with a rich history located in popular North Star and North Star Elementary School feeder pattern! This parcel was part of a Ben Franklin Land Grant. The original cabin was built in 1805 and the stone main house in 1806. Other additions were added in 1870 and 1972. Part of the Underground Railroad followed the stream at the rear of the property. The current owners have meticulously restored and improved this beautiful estate including, but not limited to, adding structural reinforcements, electrical updates, rain water management, a new 4 ton HVAC system and much more. At the same time, the owners carefully restored and maintained the character and uniqueness throughout the home. Many rooms have crown molding and wide baseboards. Most of the flooring remains original, preserving the fine character. As you enter the original section of the 1805 home you will find a greeting room with a generous coat closet and boot closet with entrances to the family room and kitchen as well as a curved rear staircase to the 2nd floor. The large sun-lit family room features a propane fireplace with antique mantle and leads to another large den which can serve as a 2nd TV area, a breakfast room or as an extension while entertaining. The kitchen features plenty of storage and all the modern conveniences including stainless steel appliances and 45 square feet of prep area. A laundry room offering addt'l storage space is conveniently located off the kitchen, as well as a hall powder room. The dining room has a fireplace with paneled wood surround, built-in's and wide plank antique floors. The master suite features an abundance of natural light, a private bath, tons of storage, deep drawers and large cabinets as well as its own heating and cooling zone. The 2nd level provides 3 additional bedrooms with ample closet space and a renovated hall bath with dual sinks, shower and tub. A large deck overlooks the private rear and side yards with a fire pit seating area. The grounds of this property are truly spectacular. A replica tavern which can be an office, art studio or addt'l entertaining area is an added bonus. The generous 2-car garage features separate attached storage units. Food stores, restaurant, hardware stores, the Hockessin Athletic Club, Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club and a post office are less than two miles away. Don't miss the opportunity to view this truly one-of-a-kind property!
Type of Property
3+ Car Parking, Drvwy/Off Str
New Castle County
Cooking Fuel: Electric Cooking
Foundation: Concrete Foundation
Garage Type: Detached, Garage Door Opener
Hot Water: Electric
Land SqFt: 69,260
Laundry Type: Main-Floor Laundry
Location Type: Stream/Creek
Lot Area Acreage: 1.590000
Lot Description: Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard
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