Rare opportunity to own a piece of history in the Red Clay Valley. The original stone house was built in 1823 by the Montgomery on or near the site of a log cabin built by the Montgomery ancestors. In 1888 the home was purchased by the Mitchell family at a sheriff's sale. A two story addition was added shortly after along with Victorian features such as the front porch. Both the original house and the addition were stuccoed. The house stayed in the Mitchell family for over 100 years which it was purchased and restoration began. The current owners purchased the home in 1995 and over the course of 3 years finished the restoration process and added the wing to the home that includes the primary bathroom, laundry room, family room, kitchen, powder room, and office. A historical reproduction of an old barn was built as the garage. Native plants, patio, and stone walls with stairway to back door were added to enhance the natural lay of the land. In 2001 an outbuilding in keeping with the architecture was built to house an Endless Pool. Inside the home you will find modern amenities like the nicely appointed kitchen with abundant cabinetry, stainless appliances and granite counters seamlessly blended with the original architectural features like the original cooking fireplace, stone entry step, and 5 fireplaces. The original well has even been preserved under one of the additions as an architectural feature with access by a trap door covering the well protected by safety glass and lite from underneath. An updated primary suite is comprised of bedroom with fireplace, spacious dressing area with built-in cabinetry, smaller dressing area that leads to private bathroom and laundry room. A back staircase leads down to the breakfast room and kitchen. Main floor has a traditional feel with a front keeping room at the front door, den with corner fireplace, spacious front to back dining room, kitchen with breakfast room with wood stove, and family room with gas fireplace. While the floor plan is traditional there is a flexibility in use and can allow for multiple home office/study rooms or private den. A home office is located above the back entry mudroom and has a loft feel. Situated on 4.4 beautiful acres just a short drive from the heart of Hockessin. A one of kind property that is looking for the next steward to continue the adaptation into today's modern world without losing the details of yesteryear.
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