1 Red Oak Road

    WILMINGTON, DE 19806
    • $3,600,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 12 days
    • ID#: DENC486372
    UPDATED: 42 min ago
    $3,600,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 1.15
      ACRES
    • 7
      BATHS
    • 3
      1/2 BATHS
    • 10,300
      SQFT
    • $350
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1905
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    School District:

    Description

    When Governor Charles Miller built One Red Oak Road, he created one of Delaware's landmark residences. Completed in 1905, Governor Miller's home is now a stunning private estate gracing its own city block, with fully enclosed grounds of just over one acre. The current owner purchased the property in 2000 and immediately began a three-year renovation that both restored the home's original beauty and modernized it to accommodate a contemporary lifestyle. The complete renovation comprised, in part, Ludowici tile roof; electrical service; eight-zoned HVAC; major plumbing upgrades; full house Creston sound system and an award-winning two-story addition with full basement. The main floor's large, classic rooms flow easily into one another and feature exquisite woodwork and crown moldings, all of which were restored by hand. Large double-entry foyer opens to a welcoming reception room on the left with a unique stepped-in design marble fireplace. To the right of the foyer, the music room and living room, with another large marble fireplace, are open to one another. Elegant, formal dining room accommodates a variety of seating arrangements and includes a large, curved window seat under the bay window. The well-appointed butler's pantry connects the kitchen to the dining room and features the original radiator plate warmer, a wine refrigerator, ice machine and drawers lined specifically for silver storage. The thoughtfully designed gourmet kitchen has custom-height granite counters and ample storage. The distinctive selection of appliances includes: a Thermador six-burner cooktop with downdraft and additional ventilation in the ceiling, two wall ovens, two warming drawers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator with two freezer drawers, built-in Sharp microwave, two Miele dishwashers and a kick-plate floor vacuum. The kitchen opens to the step-down family room with a painting above the fireplace that lifts at the touch of a button to reveal the television. A generous mudroom with built-in cabinetry for storage, radiant heat flooring and an informal powder room leads from the kitchen to the mature gardens and additional off-street parking for two cars. A gracious, curving staircase leads from the main entry foyer to the second floor. Large master suite with built-ins and unique Jefferson door offers views of both Rockford Park and the connecting Olmsted-designed parkway. French doors lead from the master bedroom to a large dressing room with plenty of natural light and another pair of French doors that open to the suite's second private balcony overlooking the pool and gardens. A sumptuous bath boasts radiant heat flooring, an over-sized steam shower, and large Jacuzzi tub. Three more large bedroom suites are located along separate hallways. A well-planned laundry room with a Jacuzzi sink for delicates and sweater dryer racks behind louvered doors with a dedicated extraction fan complete the second floor. The third floor features a large project room with numerous built-ins, bedroom with full bath and morning kitchen, a secondary study with abundant custom storage, and a private guest suite with sitting room and full bath. All levels of the home are accessible by the elevator. The lower level yields unexpected surprises for a home of this vintage. The gym, with reinforced floor and walls, has a dedicated ventilation extractor. A sauna and a full bath are located off the recreation room. A separate hallway leads to a 3000 bottle wine cellar with antique stone flooring, rough hewn plaster, and separate temperature control with remote monitoring. Seasonal living space outside includes a large, covered porch overlooking a generous heated plaster pool and slate patio. Pool house has a nicely equipped kitchen, changing area, and full bathroom. Extended family, visitors or staff will be comfortable in the apartment located above the pool house and two-car garage.

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    1 Red Oak Road WILMINGTON, DE 19806

    • Price: $3,600,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 42 min ago
    • ID#: DENC486372
    6
    Beds
    7
    Baths
    3
    ½ Baths
    1.15
    Acres
    10,300
    SQFT
    $350
    $/SQFT
    1905
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Rockford Park
    County:
    New Castle
    Area:
    Wilmington (30906)
    School District:
    Red Clay Consolidated
    Property Description
    When Governor Charles Miller built One Red Oak Road, he created one of Delaware's landmark residences. Completed in 1905, Governor Miller's home is now a stunning private estate gracing its own city block, with fully enclosed grounds of just over one acre. The current owner purchased the property in 2000 and immediately began a three-year renovation that both restored the home's original beauty and modernized it to accommodate a contemporary lifestyle. The complete renovation comprised, in part, Ludowici tile roof; electrical service; eight-zoned HVAC; major plumbing upgrades; full house Creston sound system and an award-winning two-story addition with full basement. The main floor's large, classic rooms flow easily into one another and feature exquisite woodwork and crown moldings, all of which were restored by hand. Large double-entry foyer opens to a welcoming reception room on the left with a unique stepped-in design marble fireplace. To the right of the foyer, the music room and living room, with another large marble fireplace, are open to one another. Elegant, formal dining room accommodates a variety of seating arrangements and includes a large, curved window seat under the bay window. The well-appointed butler's pantry connects the kitchen to the dining room and features the original radiator plate warmer, a wine refrigerator, ice machine and drawers lined specifically for silver storage. The thoughtfully designed gourmet kitchen has custom-height granite counters and ample storage. The distinctive selection of appliances includes: a Thermador six-burner cooktop with downdraft and additional ventilation in the ceiling, two wall ovens, two warming drawers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator with two freezer drawers, built-in Sharp microwave, two Miele dishwashers and a kick-plate floor vacuum. The kitchen opens to the step-down family room with a painting above the fireplace that lifts at the touch of a button to reveal the television. A generous mudroom with built-in cabinetry for storage, radiant heat flooring and an informal powder room leads from the kitchen to the mature gardens and additional off-street parking for two cars. A gracious, curving staircase leads from the main entry foyer to the second floor. Large master suite with built-ins and unique Jefferson door offers views of both Rockford Park and the connecting Olmsted-designed parkway. French doors lead from the master bedroom to a large dressing room with plenty of natural light and another pair of French doors that open to the suite's second private balcony overlooking the pool and gardens. A sumptuous bath boasts radiant heat flooring, an over-sized steam shower, and large Jacuzzi tub. Three more large bedroom suites are located along separate hallways. A well-planned laundry room with a Jacuzzi sink for delicates and sweater dryer racks behind louvered doors with a dedicated extraction fan complete the second floor. The third floor features a large project room with numerous built-ins, bedroom with full bath and morning kitchen, a secondary study with abundant custom storage, and a private guest suite with sitting room and full bath. All levels of the home are accessible by the elevator. The lower level yields unexpected surprises for a home of this vintage. The gym, with reinforced floor and walls, has a dedicated ventilation extractor. A sauna and a full bath are located off the recreation room. A separate hallway leads to a 3000 bottle wine cellar with antique stone flooring, rough hewn plaster, and separate temperature control with remote monitoring. Seasonal living space outside includes a large, covered porch overlooking a generous heated plaster pool and slate patio. Pool house has a nicely equipped kitchen, changing area, and full bathroom. Extended family, visitors or staff will be comfortable in the apartment located above the pool house and two-car garage.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials Stone Door Features StormFrench Exterior Features Exterior LightingSidewalksUnderground Lawn SprinklerWater FountainsStreet Lights Fencing Fully Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Garage Door OpenerAdditional Storage Area Garage YN Yes Lot Features Front YardRear YardSideyard(S)Landscaping Other Structures Above Grade Parking Types Detached GarageDriveway Patio And Porch Features Porch(Es)Patio(S)Balcony Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features In GroundHeatedFenced Riparian Rights YN No Roof Tile View Park/Greenbelt Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 10300 Appliances Built-In MicrowaveCooktop - Down DraftDishwasherDisposalRefrigeratorFreezerIcemakerExtra Refrigerator/FreezerOven - WallOven - DoubleOven/Range - GasSix Burner StoveStainless Steel AppliancesWasherDryerWater Heater Basement FullImprovedInterior AccessOutside Entrance Basement YN Yes Cooling Central A/C Exclusions Select Lighting Fixtures Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 6 Flooring Hardwood Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Inclusions All Appliances including Main HousePool House & Guest House; Mounted Television; Grill By Pool Interior Features Additional StairwayAtticBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsButlers PantryCarpetChair RailingsCrown MoldingsCurved StaircaseElevatorFamily Room Off KitchenFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - IslandKitchen - GourmetMaster Bath(S)PantryRecessed LightingSaunaSoaking TubWalk-In Closet(S)Wet/Dry BarWindow TreatmentsWine StorageWood Floors Laundry Type Upper Floor Levels 3+ Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomMaster BedroomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenFamily RoomFoyerBreakfast RoomStudyExercise RoomLaundryMud RoomOtherOfficeBedroom 6Bonus Room Security Features Security System Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features Elevator Assessment Year 2018 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Electric Circuit BreakersUnderground Elevators 1 Heating Fuel Natural Gas Historic YN Yes Lease Considered YN No Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 302022774057 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Other Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 19722.0 Tax Assessment Amount 426900.0 Tax Lot 004 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features Bay/BowPalladianReplacement Year Built Effective 2003 Zoning 26R-1 Zoning Description Property is Part Of Kentmere Parkway Historic District

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    ©2019 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2019-09-23T14:59:40.307.
     
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