Property Sub TypeDetached
One of a kind historic farmhouse, built in 1863 has been renovated with tons of conveniences for modern life. Gracious and private, this home is situated in the heart of Hockessin on a beautifully landscaped .60 acre lot. The notable highlights are numerous including stately ceilings throughout home - 10' on first floor, 9" on 2nd and even 8' on 3rd. Impressive entrance with circular driveway and charming large covered porch. Enter the home into a large foyer with beautiful stairway and ornate railing plus gleaming hardwood flooring. A lovely flow to this home, the floor plan includes a spacious Family Room with stunning fireplace w/ wood burning stove (only 12 years old & a great secondary heat source); Study or Living Room with a wall of built-in bookcases; enormous Dining Room with bay window and seat plus a 3 season room/2nd family room with vaulted ceilings and surrounded by windows overlooking the grounds. The charming, updated galley kitchen boasts granite countertops, SS appliances, upgraded rollout cabinets plus a rear door leading to a small covered porch. The upstairs has a large open hallway area, 3 ample sized bedrooms and an office/study; the front bedroom is spacious and could easily contain a sitting room. The 3rd level has 2 more lovely bedrooms and a huge walk-in closet. All bathrooms are updated and sparkling, including the 3rd floor bath-only 4 years old and includes new plumbing & electric. The 2nd floor bathroom is brand new with beautiful tile, walk-in shower and neutral finishes. A rear staircase and an unfinished lower level complete this home. Meticulously maintained by owners, updates include kitchen, baths, just completed refinished hardwood floors, interior and exterior paint, 13 year old furnace (state of the art boiler heating system), updated plumbing and electric, 9 year old roof, new shutters, whole-house attic fan, Amish built detached shed, underground pet containment system, newer sidewalks and 3 year old driveway with plenty of parking. Not only is this home amazing throughout the interior, there are pretty Hockessin views from every window, a lush variety of trees, 4th of July with a front row seat to fireworks, expansive porches to enjoy the warm summer evenings. All of this in popular Hockessin--all within easy access to wonderful shops, library and recreation fields. Truly an exceptional property and setting.