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    4820 Kennett Pike

    WILMINGTON, DE 19807
    • $4,850,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 95 days
    • ID#: DENC2000782
    UPDATED: 155 min ago
    $4,850,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 7.7
      ACRES
    • 6
      BATHS
    • 2
      1/2 BATHS
    • 11,725
      SQFT
    • $414
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1920
    County:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    High School:
    School District:

    Description

    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, it+GGs 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 owner+GGs 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.

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    4820 Kennett Pike WILMINGTON, DE 19807

    • Price: $4,850,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 155 min ago
    • ID#: DENC2000782
    6
    Beds
    6
    Baths
    2
    ½ Baths
    7.7
    Acres
    11,725
    SQFT
    $414
    $/SQFT
    1920
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    None Available
    County:
    New Castle
    Area:
    Hockssn/Greenvl/Centrvl (30902)
    Elementary School:
    Brandywine Springs
    Middle School:
    Dupont A
    High School:
    Dupont
    School District:
    Red Clay Consolidated
    Property Description
    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, it+GGs 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 owner+GGs 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.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Tudor Construction Materials Stone Exterior Features Extensive HardscapeExterior LightingUnderground Lawn SprinklerTennis Court(S)Stone Retaining Walls Garage Spaces 6.00 Garage Type Garage Door Opener Garage YN Yes Lot Features Front YardLandscapingLevelPondPrivateTrees/WoodedSideyard(S)Rear YardNot In Development Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Circular Driveway Parking Types Attached GarageDetached GarageDriveway Patio And Porch Features Patio(S)Brick Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features In Ground Riparian Rights YN No Roof Slate Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 11725 Appliances Range HoodExhaust FanCooktopOven - WallOven - DoubleOven - Self CleaningRefrigeratorExtra Refrigerator/FreezerIcemakerDishwasherDisposalDryerWasherWater HeaterWater Conditioner - Owned Basement FullFully FinishedSump Pump Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Exclusions See Exclusions List Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 4 Flooring HardwoodCeramic TileTile/Brick Heating Heat Pump(S)Forced Air Heating YN Yes Inclusions See Inclusions List Interior Features Spiral StaircaseAtticAttic/House FanBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsButlers PantryCurved StaircaseKitchen - GourmetKitchen - IslandPantryPrimary Bath(S)Recessed LightingSkylight(S)Stall ShowerTub ShowerWalk-In Closet(S) Laundry Type Upper Floor Levels 2 Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenDenLibraryFoyerBreakfast RoomSun/Florida RoomExercise RoomLaundryRecreation RoomBedroom 6 Security Features Carbon Monoxide Detector(S)Smoke DetectorSecurity System Upper Level1 Bedrooms 6 Walls Ceilings 2 Story Ceilings9'+ CeilingsDry WallPlaster WallsCathedral CeilingsTray CeilingsVaulted Ceilings

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Electric Circuit BreakersFuses Heating Fuel Natural GasElectricOil Hot Water Natural Gas Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 800789085080 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 18696.00 Tax Assessment Amount 566900.00 Tax Lot 024 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Well Zoning S

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