12 Village Drive, Hockessin, DE 19707-2032 $699,950

Beds/Baths: 4/2.1
Interior Sq. Ft: 3,250
Acreage: 0.94
Age:222 years
Style:
Farmhouse/National Folk
MLS#: DENC2023830
Subdivision: Mendenhall Village
Design/Type:
Detached

Description

Original farmhouse in Mendenhall Village. Built in various stages but well over 200+/- years old . Had a nice modern addition added in 2000. Main floor center hall design, has modern kitchen, dining room, office and living room, Every one enters via the covered side porch into the dining room . Center hall stair case to 3 large rooms on the second floor in addition to the owners suite. There is a 2nd stair case from the dining room as well and a semi finished walk up attic and walk up unfinished attic with the original wood well holding tank. Beautiful 200+ year old farmhouse with modern updates but many original details and charm. Private and secluded on a nearly 1 acre lot in a family friendly neighborhood with playground park and pond. Fabulous combination of classic historic home with modern updates - seamless two story addition with gourmet kitchen and master bedroom and bath completed in 2000. Very private and secluded on a large beautifully landscaped lot in a great family neighborhood with a playground and a fishing pond. ***HISTORY ***The property where the house stands was part of a 100 acre purchase from William Penn by John Evans in 1707. After various subsequent land transactions Hugh Huston purchased the property from John Brackin in June 1763 as part of three tracts of 195 acres. It is not known if the house existed at that time, but one significant architectural feature of the house is the corbeled stone fireplace support that is located on the west wall of the old stone foundation. According to architectural historians this type of support typically was not used after 1721 so it is quite possible that there was a house or other structure on the current foundation in the early 1700’s. Many buildings were destroyed by fire in those years and new houses were built on the remaining foundation so it’s impossible to know if any part of the current house other than the foundation can be dated to that time period. Hugh Huston died in 1789 leaving the property to his son Samuel who died in 1815. Samuel’s will left most of his land (150 acres) to his son James but left 50 acres of “my land and plantation I now live on” to his other son Alexander. 12 Village Drive is part of those 50 acres. On or around 1815 the house was built by or for Alexander Huston. James Huston died in 1826, In 1827 his land was sold to his sister Margaret and her husband Stephen Springer and they acquired Alexander’s 50 acres also sometime after 1832. The house is shown on an 1849 map that identifies it as belonging to the Springers. Margaret and Stephen Springer had two sons, Stephen Jr. and James. James inherited the 12 Village Drive property in 1842 and he is identified as the owner of the house on the Mill Creek Hundred map from the Atlas of the State of Delaware published in 1868 (Beer’s Atlas). James Springer died in 1882 and the house and land passed through various owners until it was purchased in 1929 by a holding company owned by Donald Peabody Ross. Donald P. Ross was an executive with Wilmington Trust and also the husband of Wilhelmina H. DuPont, daughter of William Kemble DuPont. Ross had a great love of horse racing and, with his brother-in-law William DuPont, Jr. built Delaware Park. The property was part of a large estate Ross created that trained race horses. The 1962 Preakness Stakes winner Greek Money was trained at the Ross farm. Donald Ross died in 1973 and the many acres of the Ross Farm were slowly sold off to developers. In 1977, a DiSabatino Company bought sections of the Ross Farm that included the old Springer properties, and in early 1978 the first homes of Mendenhall Village were on the market. Thankfully the two old Huston-Springer homes were spared the wrecking ball and continue to serve as beautiful family homes today, more than 200 years after they first overlooked the Mill Creek Valley.

Primary Bath: 8 X 8 - Upper 1
Primary Bed: 19 X 19 - Upper 1
Bedroom 2: 13 X 22 - Upper 1
Bedroom 3: 13 X 11 - Upper 1
Bedroom 4: 13 X 10 - Upper 1
Bathroom 2: 6 X 8 - Upper 1
Laundry: 4 X 4 - Upper 1
Kitchen: 19 X 20 - Main
Dining Room: 14 X 18 - Main
Living Room: 13 X 17 - Main
Family Room: 13 X 22 - Main

Taxes: $3,476
Home Assoc: $288/Annually
Condo Assoc: No
Garage: N
Basement: Y
Pool: No Pool
School Dist: Red Clay Consolidated

Features

Community
HOA: Yes;

Utilities
Hot Water Heating, Natural Gas, Oil, Central A/C, Window Unit(s) Cooling, Natural Gas, Hot Water - Electric, Public Water, Public Sewer, 200+ Amp Service, 220 Volts, Under Ground Utilities

Garage/Parking
Driveway

Interior
Attic, Ceiling Fan(s), Exposed Beams, Kitchen - Country, Kitchen - Island, Additional Stairway, Basement Connecting Stairway, Outside Entrance Basement, Basement Sump Pump, Unfinished Basement, Brick Fireplace, Storm Windows

Exterior
Block Foundation, Stone Foundation, Architectural Shingle Roof, Stucco Exterior, Deck(s), Patio(s), Outbuilding(s)

Lot
Landscaping, Trees/Wooded, Suburban

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Public Elementary (14 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
William F. Cooke Junior Elementary Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Hockessin 1.23 mi
North Star Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Hockessin 1.32 mi
Linden Hill Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 1.85 mi
Brandywine Springs School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–8 Wilmington 2.3 mi
Heritage Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 2.63 mi
Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School Christina School District K–5 Newark 3.18 mi
Mote (Anna P.) Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 3.29 mi
Marbrook Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 3.73 mi
Forest Oak Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Newark 3.85 mi
Meadowood Program Red Clay Consolidated School District Preschool–12 Newark 3.91 mi
New Garden Elementary School Kennett Consolidated School District 1–5 Toughkenamon 4.52 mi
Maclary (R. Elisabeth) Elementary School Christina School District K–5 Newark 4.7 mi
Academia Antonia Alonso Academia Antonia Alonso K–5 Wilmington 4.85 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–11 Wilmington 4.89 mi

Public Middle (8 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Skyline Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Wilmington 2.52 mi
duPont (H.B.) Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Hockessin 2.75 mi
Gateway Lab School Gateway Lab School 3–8 Wilmington 3.5 mi
Kennett Middle School Kennett Consolidated School District 6–8 Landenberg 3.82 mi
Stanton Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Wilmington 3.83 mi
Meadowood Program Red Clay Consolidated School District Preschool–12 Newark 3.91 mi
Shue-Medill Middle School Christina School District 6–8 Newark 4.44 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–11 Wilmington 4.89 mi

Public High (6 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
McKean (Thomas) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 9–12 Wilmington 1.31 mi
Dickinson (John) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–12 Wilmington 2.41 mi
Meadowood Program Red Clay Consolidated School District Preschool–12 Newark 3.91 mi
Delcastle Technical High School New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District 9–12 Wilmington 4.15 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–11 Wilmington 4.89 mi
duPont (Alexis I.) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 9–12 Wilmington 4.92 mi

Private (8 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
Limestone Hills Day School Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 0.87 mi
The Hockessin Montessori School Nonsectarian Preschool–8 Hockessin 1.32 mi
Wilmington Junior Academy Seventh-Day Adventist Preschool–8 Wilmington 1.45 mi
The Independence School Nonsectarian Preschool–8 Newark 1.66 mi
Wilmington Christian School Inc. Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–12 Hockessin 1.77 mi
St John The Beloved School Roman Catholic K–8 Wilmington 2.46 mi
Developing Minds Preschool And Learning Center Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 3.29 mi
St Mark's High School Roman Catholic 9–12 Wilmington 3.32 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for Hockessin (19707), Delaware.

Community Quick Facts

  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 26
  • Average salary of people in this community: $89,848

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 1,219
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.65
  • Households w/ Children: 57%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 5,183 (85.0%)
  • Rented: 772 (12.7%)
  • Vacant: 144 (2.4%)
  • Total: 6,099

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: 16,113
Households: 5,955
Median Age: 48.00

Climate and Weather

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Education

Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 1.7%
  • Some High School: 1.5%
  • High School Graduate: 12.2%
  • Some College: 12.0%
  • Associate Degree: 5.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 32.5%
  • Graduate Degree: 34.4%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $126,987

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).

  • Studio: $3,501
  • One Bedroom: $2,298
  • Three Bedroom: $1,680

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12 Village Drive, Hockessin, DE 19707-2032

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