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  • DESCRIPTION

    Step back in time with this beautifully preserved Historic Lewes canal-front home powered by green energy. This unique historic residence is on the market for the first time in a quarter century. The prime location offers walkability to downtown restaurants, shops and the beach. Originally owned by Thomas Rodney, the youngest brother of Caesar Rodney (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), this 18th century home features four original working fireplaces, reinforced with modern masonry, including the seven-foot kitchen fireplace, historic original handmade brick, exposed oak beams (rumored to originally be part of a ship), beautiful original wide plank wood floor boards and pegged oak wall framing, abundance of custom built-in~s, and oak breakfast nook. Views throughout home overlook the magnificent gardens, boats on the canal, and the Lightship Overfalls.Explore the lush gardens including the secret rear garden off of the potential in-law suite.This home has restored its historic materials ~ floors, fireplaces, trim and other historic resources. The electrical, plumbing, masonry, roofing and cedar siding have been renovated to the original style with updated state-of-the-art energy efficiency, with all new laminated glass storm resistant windows. The walls are super-insulated with foam to R-45 and ceiling to R-100 with photovoltaic (PV) panels producing energy (as much as the house consumes in the summer). The lower level has a recent split-system HVAC. Also, the surrounding forest shade garden naturally cools the house eliminating the need for mechanical AC. An energy-efficient hybrid-electric heater provides hot water. Cedar shingles and shutters on antique 18th century cast iron hardware add to this homes original allure.

    KEY DETAILS
    • Price:
    • $1,495,000
    • Bedrooms:
    • 5
    • Full Baths:
    • 2
    • Half Baths:
    • 1
    • Square Footage:
    • 3,900
    • Acreage:
    • 0.14
    • Year Built:
    • 1755
    • MLS #:
    • DESU138680
    • Street Address:
    • 304 Pilottown Rd
    • City:
    • Lewes
    • State:
    • DE
    • Postal Code:
    • 19958
    • County:
    • Sussex
    • Area:
    • Lewes Rehoboth Hundred (31009)
    • Subdivision:
    • None Available
    • Listing Status:
    • For Sale - Active

    Building

    • Basement Type:
    • Partial, Unfinished
    • Building Condition:
    • Shows Well, Average+
    • Dwelling Type:
    • Detached
    • Finished Above Ground Square Footage:
    • 3900
    • Finished Square Feet:
    • 3900
    • Fireplace:
    • Brickfirepl
    • Fireplace:
    • Yes
    • Green Features:
    • Exposure/Shade
    • Has Basement:
    • Yes
    • Historic Building:
    • Yes
    • Interior Features:
    • Built-Ins, Breakfast Area, Combination Kitchen/Dining, Crown Moldings, Double/Dual Staircase, Exposed Beams, Master Bath(s), Pantry, Skylight(s), Wood Floors
    • Square Footage Source:
    • Estimated
    • Stories:
    • 2
    • Style:
    • Colonial
    • Total Building Square Footage:
    • 3900
    • View:
    • Canal, Garden/Lawn, Water
    • Year Built:
    • 1755
    • Year Built Source:
    • Owner

    Land

    • Approximate Lot Size Range Source:
    • Owner
    • Lot Square Footage:
    • 6046.00

    Listing

    • Days On Market:
    • 39
    • Originating Mls:
    • Bright
    • Special Conditions Of Sale:
    • Standard
    • Terms:
    • Cash, Conventional

    Location

    • Building Name:
    • None Available
    • In City Limits:
    • Yes
    • Street Type:
    • Road
    • Subdivision:
    • None Available

    Money

    • City Taxes:
    • 737.01
    • County Taxes:
    • 95.99
    • Price Per Square Foot:
    • 383.33
    • Property Taxes:
    • $1,395
    • Tax Year:
    • 2018

    Rooms

    • Full Bathrooms On Main Level:
    • 3.00
    • Total Rooms:
    • 17

    Structures

    • Parking Type:
    • On Street
    • Pool Description:
    • No Pool

    Systems

    • Appliances:
    • Dishwasher, Dryer, Refrigerator, Oven/Range - Electric, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater - High-Efficiency
    • Cooling Fuel:
    • Electric
    • Existing Water:
    • Public
    • Heating:
    • Heat Pump(s)
    • Heating Fuel:
    • Solar, Electric
    • Sewage Type:
    • Public Sewer

    Water

    • Water View:
    • Yes

    Source

    • Listing Provided By Long And Foster-Lewes

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