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$4,195,000
4820 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
6 Beds
8 Baths
11,725 sqft

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Perfection is a relative term, particularly when that judgment is determined by personal taste. Yet it would be fair to say that Beverstone, a classic DuPont family estate on the scenic Kennett Pike, has achieved that level of excellence. It is a residence of grace and warmth. You are welcomed to a gated property with a grand driveway. It is architecturally impressive and intimate. Presumably this American manor house was named for Beverstone Castle, an early 13th century edifice that still exists as a magnificent ruin near Gloucestershire, England. Built by Thomas Coleman duPont and his wife, Alice, in 1927, the house is solid stone construction in a 7.7-acre, impeccably landscaped setting. Given the inherent privacy and a location across the road from Winterthur Museum, its not surprising that the house was home to subsequent members of the duPont family over the years, including Henry and Martha duPont, Beverley duPont and Edward and Ruth duPont. The architecture sets the stage for an interior that accommodates large-scale entertaining and family living in equal measure. The heart of the house is circular, as reflected in an enormous front-to-back entry room defined by the inverse curves of a grand staircase open to three levels. Distinctive decorative millwork begins at ceiling height and introduces architectural character without overwhelming the space. An impeccable design eye guided a renovation that carefully preserved historic elements while introducing stylistic changes and modern updates. The effect is distinctly European yet undeniably original. Common living areas, both formal and informal, are simultaneously inviting and awe inspiring. Just as the house has been flawlessly maintained, every room is superbly appointed. The vast owner suite has the ultimate in comfort and spaciousness. The kitchen, as perfectly appointed as the rest of the house, opens onto a sunroom that feels like part of the garden. The finished lower level is brilliantly conceived and executed in stone and natural light. The interior architecture of the house wears its mantle of history and elegance well. Think elegance without pretention, a difficult achievement that Beverstone manages to capture as few other estate properties have done. The horseshoe shaped driveway, designed to showcase the architecture, and the reclaimed turn-of-the-century granite front staircase reflect the owners passion for exterior detail. That same passion was invested in the surrounding gardens, each one promising a unique experience that can only be realized by being there.
  • Price:
  • $4,195,000
  • Bedrooms:
  • 6
  • Full Baths:
  • 6
  • Half Baths:
  • 2
  • Square Footage:
  • 11,725
  • Acreage:
  • 7.70
  • Year Built:
  • 1920
  • Listing ID #:
  • DENC2000782
  • Street Address:
  • 4820 Kennett Pike
  • City:
  • Wilmington
  • State:
  • Delaware
  • Postal Code:
  • 19807
  • County:
  • New Castle
  • Community:
  • Hockssn/Greenvl/Centrvl (30902)
  • Subdivision:
  • None Available
  • Listing Status:
  • Active
  • Listing Type:
  • Residential
School District: Red Clay Consolidated
4
out of 5

Brandywine Springs School
Public
School Grade Level K-8
School Students 1000 students
School Teachers 16 student/
teacher
1
out of 5

Dupont (alexis I.) High School
Public
School Grade Level 9-12
School Students 970 students
School Teachers 16 student/
teacher
n/a

DUPONT A
Public
  • Basement Type:
  • Full, Fully Finished, Sump Pump
  • Building Security:
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Smoke Detector, Security System
  • Dwelling Type:
  • Detached
  • Exterior Features:
  • Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Tennis Court(s), Stone Retaining Walls
  • Finished Above Ground Square Footage:
  • 11725
  • Finished Square Feet:
  • 11725
  • Fireplace:
  • Yes
  • Flooring:
  • Hardwood, Ceramic Tile, Tile/Brick
  • Has Basement:
  • Yes
  • Interior Features:
  • Spiral Staircase, Attic, Attic/House Fan, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Curved Staircase, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Pantry, Primary Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Skylight(s), Stall Shower, Tub Shower, Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Other Buildings:
  • Above Grade, Below Grade
  • Square Footage Source:
  • Assessor
  • Stories:
  • 2
  • Style:
  • Tudor
  • Total Building Square Footage:
  • 11725
  • Type Of Roof:
  • Slate
  • Year Built:
  • 1920
  • Year Built Source:
  • Assessor
  • Approximate Lot Size Range Source:
  • Assessor
  • Conforms To Zoning:
  • S
  • Lot Description:
  • 52.10 X 655.50
  • Lot Features:
  • Front Yard, Landscaping, Level, Pond, Private, Trees/Wooded, Sideyard(s), Rear Yard, Not In Development
  • Lot Square Footage:
  • 335412.00
  • Days On Market:
  • 116
  • Excluded:
  • See Exclusions List
  • Included In Sale:
  • See Inclusions List
  • On Market Date:
  • 2021-06-24
  • Originating Mls:
  • Bright
  • Special Conditions Of Sale:
  • Standard
  • Subdivision:
  • None Available
  • County Taxes:
  • 4708.00
  • Price Per Square Foot:
  • 357.78
  • Property Taxes:
  • $18,696
  • Tax Year:
  • 2021
  • Full Bathrooms At Basement Level:
  • 1
  • Full Bathrooms On Main Level:
  • 2.00
  • Full Bathrooms On Upper Level:
  • 5
  • Laundry:
  • Upper Floor
  • Room Description:
  • Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Den, Library, Foyer, Breakfast Room, Sun/Florida Room, Exercise Room, Laundry, Recreation Room, Bedroom 6
  • Garage Capacity:
  • 6.00
  • Garage Description:
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Has Garage:
  • Yes
  • Parking Description:
  • Circular Driveway
  • Parking Spaces:
  • 12
  • Parking Type:
  • Attached Garage, Detached Garage, Driveway
  • Pool Description:
  • Yes - Personal
  • Appliances:
  • Range Hood, Exhaust Fan, Cooktop, Oven - Wall, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Refrigerator, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Icemaker, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Washer, Water Heater, Water Conditioner - Owned
  • Cooling Fuel:
  • Electric
  • Cooling System:
  • Central A/C
  • Electricity:
  • Circuit Breakers, Fuses
  • Existing Water:
  • Well
  • Heating:
  • Heat Pump(s), Forced Air
  • Heating Fuel:
  • Natural Gas, Electric, Oil
  • Sewage Type:
  • Public Sewer
  • Water Heater:
  • Natural Gas
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$1,400/mo

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