$3,985,000 17 Selborne Dr Wilmington, DE

MLS: 6982237   Type: Single Family   County: New Castle   City: Wilmington   Area: Hockssn-greenvl-centrvl   Neighborhood: Centreville   Zip: 19807   Style: Colonial     Stories: 3   Taxes: $18,697

Mortgage $18,709 /mo



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Once in a while, an important Delaware property like this comes on the market. Located on 10 acres in the hills of historic Centreville, the Henry Canby House, c.1919, was the 1st estate on Selborne Rd. Today, this stately colonial upholds its original purpose: to enjoy benefits of the countryside & comfortably entertain and accommodate visitors. Symmetry, exquisite stonework, privet hedges, circular drive and cozy entrance are some of the perfectly executed features visible upon arrival. Situated to maximize 12mo sunlight, this 8BR home features a flow-through ctr hall w/3fl staircase and Fr doors, formal DR & LR with marble FP, carved mantels, study with wood-burning FP, and sun rm w/light through 9 sets of Fr doors. Balancing the sun rm, on the west end a custom eat-in kitchen w/stone counters enjoys views and connects via 2nd stairway to upper and lower living spaces. 5 seats fit comfortably at oversized ctr island, w/extra storage and sink. Any chef will appreciate the Thermador gas range, set into custom nook w/herringbone tile inlay and hidden exhaust hood. Separate butler's pantry lined w/rare tiger maple cabinetry provides additional storage, extra sink, refrigerator and dishwasher. Throughout the home, unique details like Greek Key molding, deep window sills, embellished terracotta flooring, brass hardware, marble fireplaces, and orig bronze chandelier remain in pristine condition after a century. Upstairs, the master suite functions independently, w/den, 2 FPs, and 2 custom dressing and bath areas. 4 BRs, laundry and landing w/extra storage complete the second level. The 3rd floor has 3 fully updated BRs with generous closet space, and 2 full BA. In addition to recent kitchen and bathroom reno, current owners also completed a full, walk-out basement overhaul, creating FR w/full size windows & 1/2BA, wine cave w/500 bottle cellar, mirrored gym and 6-seat theater. A tour of the grounds reveals natural contours and features incl sitting area w/fire pit, ornamental garden and patios. Brick paths lead to village of 2 cottages, workshop, and four-car garage. The naturally sloping property offers views across valley and offers year-round outdoor activity. Specimen trees compliment the flow of the landscape, and a full hillside of southern-facing peonies bursts to life in late spring. A large pond and stone ruins add character to the verdant setting conveniently located.

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Price History

5/13/2017 Listed $4,900,000
10/7/2017 19% - $3,985,000

Accessibility None
Association Y/N N
Centralair Y
Condoassociation N
Farm N
Fireplace(s) Three+FPs
Garage Y/N Y
Hot Water Natural Gas
Is Twin No
Listing Area Hockssn/Greenvl/Centrvl (30902)
New Construction N
Property Type Residential
School District Red Clay Consol
Senior Community Y/N N
Tax Annual Amount 18697.0
Type Detached
Zoning SE

Interior Features

Appliances KitIsland, KitBuiltInRa, Dishwasher
Attics WalkUpAttic
Basement Y
Cookingfuel GasCooking
Cooling Central A/C
Dining Room Y
Dining Room Length 20
Dining Room Width 17
Dining in Kitchen? EatInKitchen
Electric 400+AmpsElec
Family Room Y
Family Room Length 24
Family Room Width 24
Fireplace Features LR/GRFireP, DinRoomFireP
Fireplace Y/N Y
Flooring Wood
Heating Gas, Hot Water
Laundry Type UpprFlrLndry
Living Room Length 30
Living Room Width 19
Mainbedroom FullBath-MBR, DrssngRm-MBR, SitArea-MBR, WalkInClstMB
Mainentrance Foyer
Otherrm1name 5 BDRM
Otherrm2name 6 BDRM
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Den/Stdy/Lib, Sun/Florida Room, In-Law/auPair/Ste, Game/MediaRm
Roombedroomfourth1length 14
Roombedroomfourth1level Upper 1
Roombedroomfourth1width 13
Roombedroommaster1length 22
Roombedroommaster1level Upper 1
Roombedroommaster1width 14
Roombedroomsecond1length 14
Roombedroomsecond1level Upper 1
Roombedroomsecond1width 13
Roombedroomthird1length 19
Roombedroomthird1level Upper 1
Roombedroomthird1width 14
Roomdiningroom1level Main
Roomfamilyrm1level Main
Roomkitchen1length 15
Roomkitchen1level Main
Roomkitchen1width 14
Roomlivingroomlevel Main
Roomotherrm1length 18
Roomotherrm1level Third
Roomotherrm1width 14
Roomotherrm2length 15
Roomotherrm2level Third
Roomotherrm2width 13

Exterior Features

Architectural Style Colonial
Design 3+Story
Exterior Stone
Exterior Features Tennis Court(s)
Foundation StoneFound
Garage Spaces 4+CarGarage
Garage Type Detached
Lot (Land) Features LevelLot, FrontYard, RearYard, SideYard(s)
Other Structures Shed, 2ndGarage, 2ndHouse
Parking Features 3+CarParking, Drvwy/Off Str
Patio/Porch Features Patio
Pool Type NoPool
Roof PitchedRoof
Sewer OnSiteSeptic
Swimmingpool No
Water Source Well
Waterfront N

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (19807)

Price 3.98M Avg 1.24M

Sqr Feet 6,675 Avg 4,478

Cost / Sqr Ft $597 Avg $279

Taxes $18,697 Avg $8,461

Acres 8.42 Avg 2.31

Visits 230 Avg 86

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5700 Kirkwood Hwy Suite 101
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