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509 Lore Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19809
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List Price: $450,000
Subdivision: Gordon Heights
Bedrooms/Baths: 4 / 2.1
Design: 3 Story +
Garage: N
Basement: Y
Style: Victorian
Age: 121
MLS: 6684808
Mobile #: 6836
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The Chambers Mansion, c. 1894, is a glorious example of the Victorian Queen Anne style. Built by Miss Marion Clark on 16 acres running down to the Delaware River, it was on the trolley line from Wilmington to Downingtown PA. With a wrap-around porch, 2 turrets, 2 balconies and a widow's walk on the roof, the home has 2 parlors, a library with oak paneling. There are also ceiling medallions and plaster crown molding, as well as a side entrance leading to a porte cochere. The graceful mahogany stair rail leads up to 4 bedrooms, a large central hallway, 2 baths and an anteroom or dressing room. An enclosed staircase leads up to the English Tudor style great room with Mercer tile fireplace (there are 2 in the house) once used as a performance space. A great house just gotten greater! If you ever saw this house pre-2016, be prepared for a total basement renovation! Yes, there are still the original stone walls, but they have been parged and coated with a smooth white surface. The old concrete floor is gone, replaced with a modern new floor, French drain, and sump pump. All the old wood room dividers are gone, leaving one glorious large space. There is a new deck and the pond in back has been removed and grass planted. And don't forget original Queen Anne architecture, an all new electrical system, gas heating and air conditioning on the first floor, and the second and third floor rooms with individual mini-splits which control heat and A/C for that room.
On demand Noritz tankless hot water system, individual heat & a/c controls for 2nd and 3rd floor rooms, new gas furnace for 1st floor, 45 new insulated wood windows. Inside of all walls and ceilings filled with foam insulation-Toasty in winter!


Type: Single/Detached Taxes: $3,421 Condo Assoc: N
Acreage: 0.62 Pool: None Home Assoc: N
Interior SqFt: 5,325 Sch Distr: Brandywine New Castl    View School Report
E.School: Mt Pleasnt M.School: Dupont H.School: Mt Pleasnt


Utilities Gas Heating, Electric Heating, Hot Air Heat, Zoned Heat, Energy Efficient Heat, Central Air, Hot Water - Gas, On-demand Hot Water, Public Water, Public Sewer, 200-300 Amps, Circuit Breakers, Main Floor Laundry
Garage/Parking No Garage, Three+ Cars Parking, Driveway Parking
Interior Security System, Cathedral/Vault Ceiling, 9Ft+ Ceilings, Ceiling Fan(s), Stained/Leaded Glass, Wood Stove, Exposed Beams, Bay Window, Stall Shower, Energy Efficient Wdws, Replacement Windows, Main Entrance - Foyer/Vestibule, Main Entrance - Center Hall/Entrance Hall, Main Entrance - Living/Great Rm, Main Entrance - Cathedral/Multi-Story Ceil, Main BR - Dressing Room, Den/Study/Lib/Office, Great/Gathering Room, Utility Room/Mud Room, Access Panel Attic, Two Fireplaces, Stone Fireplace, Living/Great Room Fireplace, Finished Wood Flooring, Tile Flooring
Kitchen Full Eat-In, Built-In Range, Built-In Dishwasher, Built-in Microwave, Gas Cooking
Basement Full, Unfinished
Exterior Stone Foundation, Pitched Roof, Slate Roof, Stucco Exterior, Stone Exterior, Shingle Exterior, Deck, Porch, Balcony, Sidewalks, Corner Lot, Front Yard Lot, Rear Yard Lot, No Pool, Shed(s)

Room Dimensions:

Living Room: 17x14 - Main Level Main Bedroom: 15x25 - Upper Level
Dining Room: 21x13 - Main Level Second Bedroom: 17x15 - Upper Level
Kitchen: 19x18 - Main Level Third Bedroom: 12x13 - Upper Level
Family Room: 13x16 - Main Level Fourth Bedroom: 14x13 - Upper Level
Great Rm: 34x20 - Upper Level Library: 9x14 - Main Level
Dressing: 9x14 - Upper Level Maids Rm: 10x13 - Upper Level

Contact Information
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Carolyn Roland

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