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Carolyn Roland




312 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
List Price: $690,000
Subdivision: Hillcrest
Bedrooms/Baths: 5 / 1.1
Design: Detached
Garage: Y
Basement: Y
Style: Bungalow
Age: 113
MLS: 1005620158
Mobile #: 6271


Step back over 100 years and discover this stone Craftsman home on a hilltop hiding behind a stone wall on a wooded and professionally landscaped lot in Brandywine Hundred. Once the home of S. Marston Fox, the driving force behind nearby Fox Point State Park. Drive up the hill and around the circular driveway toward the stone carriage house with studio above. Be amazed by all the trees and birdsong creating a private Eden. Enter the home through the welcoming covered porch into the center hallway and first floor with 9.5' ceilings. The wainscoted dining room, one of many with Bradbury and Bradbury wallpaper and borders, has a bay window with cozy window seat at the far end of the room. Straight ahead through heavy oak doors with leaded glass inserts, enter the gracious screened porch, a gathering place in all but the coldest weather. To the left of the hall, through heavy oak pocket doors, enter the parlor with its one of a kind treasure--a mantel with decorations by famous local artist and neighbor of the original owner, Robert Shaw of Penny Hill. Through the portieres with original wood rods is the pleasant Morning Room where you can catch the dappled morning sun through the large windows. The updated kitchen features granite counters and island, hammered copper sink, oak cabinets and back door. A former butler's pantry is now a coffee room/pantry with another copper sink and filtered water tap. Back stairs lead off the hallway. The restored powder room has an original wood privacy door inside. Up the magnificent oak stairway, you will find 5 bedrooms with period wallpaper, oak trim and doors, as well as 8.5' ceilings. A hall bath with original pressed metal walls awaits your finishing ideas. The center room with bay window is being used as an office/sitting room; more period wallpaper, borders, and views over the treetops throughout. With leaves off the trees, you can see downtown Wilmington, especially from the 3rd floor, where a large room trimmed out with original wood left over from 1905 construction can be used as a family room, office, or master bedroom (there is room for a full bath to be added). A 3rd floor balcony beckons you to pause in the hammock and enjoy the view. The original carriage house has a renovated studio with wood stove, perfect for private time. Garden rooms offer places to chat with friends, have a picnic, or find the hidden laundry spot. A rustic pond near the kitchen door adds a peaceful touch to the gardens.


Type: Detached Taxes: $2,387 Condo Assoc: No
Acreage: 0.5 Pool: No Pool Home Assoc: No
Interior SqFt: 3,276 Sch Distr: Brandywine
E.School: Mt Pleasnt M.School: Dupont H.School: Mt Pleasnt


Utilities Gas Heating, Wood Burn Stove, Natural Gas, Wood, Wall Unit Cooling, Window Unit(s) Cooling, Instant Hot Water, Hot Water - Natural Gas, Public Water, Public Sewer, 100 Amp Service, Circuit Breakers, Basement Laundry, Cable TV
Garage/Parking Detached Garage, Driveway, Other, Garage Door Opener, Detached Garage Spaces #: 2;
Interior CeilngFan(s), Kitchen - Island, Stain/Lead Glass, Water Treat System, Wet/Dry Bar, Wood Stove, Full Basement, Unfinished Basement, Walkout Level Basement, Wood Flooring, 9'+ Ceilings, Bay/Bow Windows, Security System
Exterior Stone Foundation, Pitched Roof, Slate Roof, Stone Exterior, Porch(es), Balcony, Exterior Lighting
Lot Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Sloping Lot, Trees/Wooded

Room Dimensions:

Master Bed: 12 X 17 - Upper 1 Bedroom 1: 13 X 15 - Upper 1
Bedroom 2: 10 X 15 - Upper 1 Bedroom 3: 12 X 15 - Upper 1
Kitchen: 11 X 11 - Main Dining Room: 14 X 15 - Main
Family Room: 9 X 11 - Main Living Room: 14 X 20 - Main
OFC/BR: 10 X 14 - Upper 1 MBR: 18 X 32 - Upper 3
SCRPORCH: 12 X 40 - Main BUTLER P: 13 X 5 - Main

Marsh Rd. South past Philadelphia Pike, house on left behind stone wall before Crestwood

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