3510 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 19807

$2,195,000

Subdivision Name: None Available
MLS #: 1005936017
Bedrooms: 8
Full Baths: 8
Half Baths: 3
Own a piece of Delaware history! A hidden gem in Greenville, original construction of Crooked Billet began c.1700 with a small, two level stone structure that served as a tavern and eventually an inn for wayward travelers. After several additions and renovations, the grand home currently stands as one of the finest duPont estates in the Brandywine Valley. Entering the original tavern room with herringbone patterned brick floor, over-sized fireplace and exposed wood beams, visitors are transported into the eighteenth century. Immediately, details like hand-forged iron strap hinges and detailed wood paneling offer a glimpse of the home's authentic craftsmanship. Twelve inch, 200 year-old heart-of-pine flooring throughout the main level, exquisite built in cabinets and bookshelves, and soaring ceilings and windows have been meticulously cared for over the decades and centuries, preserving this stunning estate. Besides the formal living and dining areas, a library, nine bedrooms, three stairways, a finished third floor, media room, and generous kitchen/wet bar/butlers pantry offers more than enough space for living, cooking, entertaining, and playing. A separate pool house can also function as an in-law suite or guest house. It offers a full kitchen and tavern-style bar, bedroom, full bath, great room with stone fireplace, and huge game room ready for entertaining, exercise, home office, and more. Outside, a screened in porch overlooks the flagstone patio and pool. There is a 2 bedroom apartment above the detached Carriage Style Garage. Mature gardens bloom throughout the season, offering gorgeous bursts of color every day during the spring, summer, and into fall. Crooked Billet is featured and described in beautiful, historic detail in Daniel DeKalb Miller's 2013 book, "Chateau Country: duPont Estates in the Brandywine Valley. Located in the center of Greenville with quick access to major roadways, minutes from downtown Wilmington, Christiana Care and AI duPont Hospitals, and the rolling hills of Delaware's chateau country, the convenience of this location can't be beat. Although most recent taxes for entire 28 acre property were $28,000, with subdivision we expect taxes to be in the $16,000-$18,000 range; will be posted 1/1/2018

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Exterior Features

Architectural Style
Colonial
Construction Materials
Stone
Exterior Features
Hot Tub
Foundation Details
Stone, concrete Perimeter
Garage Features
Garage - Front Entry, garage - Rear Entry
Parking Features
Private
Outdoor Living Structures
Patio(s)
Roof
Shingle

Interior Features

Heating
Wood Burn Stove, hot Water, radiator
Heating Fuel
Natural Gas, wood
Cooling
Central A/c
Hot Water
Natural Gas, electric
Fireplace
N
Flooring
Wood, fully Carpeted, vinyl, tile/brick
Appliances
Cooktop, oven - Wall, oven - Double, oven - Self Cleaning, dishwasher, refrigerator, disposal
Basement Type
Partial, unfinished
Interior Features
Master Bath(s), kitchen - Island, butlers Pantry, 2nd Kitchen, exposed Beams, wet/dry Bar, dining Area

Additional Details

Square Footage
8875
Acres
4.20
Year Built
1703
New Construction
N
Property Type
Residential
County
New Castle
Lot Size Dimensions
0x0
SchoolDistrictName
Red Clay Consolidated