4001 Montchanin Road, Wilmington, DE 19807-1342 $1,599,000

Beds/Baths: 6/5.1
Interior Sq. Ft: 7,000
Acreage: 4.6
Age:211 years
Style:
Traditional
MLS#: DENC484852
Subdivision: None Available
Design/Type:
Detached

Description

Surrounded by magnificent trees, this gracious old mansion dominates a gently sloping hillside and overlooks a scene of meadows crossed by a quiet stream. The mellow ~tailored stone~ adds a very special stateliness to this home. Past and present owners have employed architects and decorators to research the history of this house, built in 1809, and charged them to keep all the authenticity of the old yet build it into the beauty and comfort that distinguishes it today. One enters the home through a fine doorway to a hall which lends major special interest to the first floor. The walls are covered by Chinese foil tea papers over which a tracery of delicate trees and birds have been hand-painted. The design taken from a wall covering made in 1740 for a home in Derbyshire, England, is show in an antique document now in the Governor~s Mansion in Williamsburg, Virginia. The living room, three steps down from the hall, features a fireplace with a green antique marble and lovely wainscoting with details carefully planned such as the completely concealed heating vents. A roofed and glassed sunroom separated from the living room makes a pleasant transition from the living space to garden and greenhouse. The value and importance of high quality craftsmanship and appointments is evident throughout the dining room with its soft paneling and west wall featuring twin shell cupboards and an elaborate cornice of 18th century molding and dentils. This room also opens through French doors to a large flagstone terrace surrounded by lovely landscaping and shaded by a retractable awning. The paneling and shell motif is carried throughout the first floor into the family room which is lined with adjustable bookshelves. A shell niche and a fireplace add interest to this cozy and comfortable room. The spacious 27~x20~ kitchen is composed a cozy breakfast area, large center island, 6-burner gas stove, double wall ovens, ice maker, 2nd freezer, and a wine fridge makes cooking and entertaining a breeze. A laundry room and linen storage hall complete the service portion of the house. The master bedroom suite is one entire end of the house consisting of a 28~x16~ bedroom with its adjoining dressing room, two large his-and-hers closets, and a beautifully appointed bath. The dressing room has a quaint corner fireplace with an unusual back of brick in a herringbone pattern. The abundant closets are skillfully designed with plenty of storage and easy access. A small balcony reached from the bedroom by French doors overlooks the rolling hills and meadow. Down the hall from the master suite is a cheerful bedroom featuring a large ensuite bath. Also on this floor is a guest wing which is entered through a study. Adjacent to the study are two connecting bedrooms and a full bath. Throughout this suite are cupboards, bookshelves and generously sized closets. The third floor is divided into two completely separate sections, reached by individual staircases. The west suite has two bedrooms and a full bath. The east section is one very large room and a full bath - ideal for a home gym, studio or home office. The detached four-car garage has ample space for automobiles, gardening tools, lawn equipment, and storage. The bonus is the attached, quaint guest cottage. One bedroom with an updated kitchen and full bath, laundry room, and living room with access to a private deck.

Bedroom 4: 21 X 12 - Upper 2
Bedroom 5: 11 X 10 - Upper 2
Bonus Room: 20 X 18 - Upper 2
Primary Bed: 23 X 16 - Upper 1
Sitting Room: 12 X 12 - Upper 1
Bedroom 1: 15 X 11 - Upper 1
Bedroom 2: 24 X 10 - Upper 1
Bedroom 3: 14 X 9 - Upper 1
Living Room: 28 X 23 - Main
Dining Room: 26 X 14 - Main
Family Room: 23 X 15 - Main
Kitchen: 20 X 20 - Main
Sun/Florida Room: 28 X 15 - Main

Taxes: $11,520
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Garage: Y
Basement: Y
Pool: No Pool
School Dist: Red Clay Consolidated

Features

Utilities
Hot Water Heating, Propane - Owned, Central A/C, Electric, Hot Water - Electric, Private Water, Well Water, On Site Septic, Cable TV, Propane, Under Ground Utilities

Garage/Parking
Detached Garage, Driveway, Oversized, Detached Garage Spaces #: 4;

Interior
Breakfast Area, Ceiling Fan(s), Crown Moldings, Floor Plan - Traditional, Additional Stairway, Full Basement, Carpet Flooring, Ceramic Tile Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Laminated Flooring, Marble Flooring

Exterior
Architectural Shingle Roof, Pitched Roof, Shingle Roof, Stone Exterior, Patio(s), Terrace, Outbuilding(s), Awning(s)

Lot
Garden/Lawn View, Panoramic View, Trees/Woods View

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Public Elementary (7 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Chadds Ford Elementary School Unionville-Chadds Ford School District K–5 Chadds Ford 2.56 mi
Hillendale Elementary School Unionville-Chadds Ford School District K–5 Chadds Ford 2.64 mi
Hanby Elementary School Brandywine School District K–5 Wilmington 4.04 mi
Bush (Charles W.) Pre-School Brandywine School District Preschool–K Wilmington 4.04 mi
Greenwood Elementary School Kennett Consolidated School District 1–5 Kennett Square 4.08 mi
Pocopson Elementary School Unionville-Chadds Ford School District K–5 West Chester 4.69 mi
Lombardy Elementary School Brandywine School District K–5 Wilmington 4.95 mi

Public Middle (2 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Springer Middle School Brandywine School District 6–8 Wilmington 4 mi
duPont (Alexis I.) Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Greenville 4.82 mi

Public High (3 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Concord High School Brandywine School District 9–12 Wilmington 3.98 mi
duPont (Alexis I.) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 9–12 Wilmington 4.06 mi
Brandywine High School Brandywine School District 9–12 Wilmington 4.84 mi

Private (11 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
Centerville Layton School Nonsectarian Ungraded Wilmington 1.39 mi
The Pilot School Nonsectarian K–8 Wilmington 2.63 mi
Fairville Friends School Inc Friends Preschool–K Chadds Ford 2.84 mi
Brandywine Valley Christian Presch Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–K Wilmington 3.24 mi
Children S House Montessori Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 3.81 mi
Goddard School Nonsectarian Preschool–K Chadds Ford 3.92 mi
St Mary Magdalen School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Wilmington 4 mi
Montessori Learning Centre Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 4.11 mi
Ducklings Early Learning Center Nonsectarian K Kennett Square 4.54 mi
Concord Preschool And Childcare Presbyterian Preschool–K Wilmington 4.76 mi
Kindercare Learning Centers Nonsectarian Preschool–K Glen Mills 4.95 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for Wilmington (19807), Delaware.

Community Quick Facts

  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 21
  • Average salary of people in this community: $164,206

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 350
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.29
  • Households w/ Children: 44%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 2,213 (63.1%)
  • Rented: 804 (22.9%)
  • Vacant: 488 (13.9%)
  • Total: 3,505

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Total: 6,980
Households: 3,017
Median Age: 51.30

Climate and Weather

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Education

Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 0.4%
  • Some High School: 1.5%
  • High School Graduate: 8.3%
  • Some College: 8.1%
  • Associate Degree: 4.1%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 36.5%
  • Graduate Degree: 41.1%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $126,031

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • One Bedroom: $1,188
  • Two Bedroom: $1,298
  • Three Bedroom: $3,205

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4001 Montchanin Road, Wilmington, DE 19807-1342

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