900 Washington Street

    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720
    • $449,500
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 9 days
    • ID#: DENC484430
    UPDATED: 74 min ago
    $449,500
    • 4
      BEDS
    • 0.52
      ACRES
    • 3
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 2,425
      SQFT
    • $185
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1730
    County:

    School Information

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    Description

    Stonum, a National Historic Landmark property was once the country home of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Crown Attorney General, member of Delaware Assembly, Continental Congress, President of Delaware 1777, Judge of Admiralty, member of Constitutional Convention, U. S. Senator, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Delaware 1793. Although Read had a house on the Strand, Stonum was his country house which reached down to the Delaware River. Frequent flooding of this marshland requiring constant repair of embankments; he sold the land in 1789 .The oldest section which was the original kitchen dates to 1730 (left side on back of house). The 9th St. front probably dates to prior to 1769 and once offered a view of the River (now seen from 3rd floor windows). A front porch is seen in a c. 1910 photo, being replaced in the 1930's by the present with block pillars. In 1850 the section to the right side of the back was added. The Historic American Building Survey report from 1936 found noteworthy original features including corner fireplaces, detailed woodwork, elegant mantles, 1 1/2" red pine flooring, a exterior wooden cornice and 9 over 9 windows on the facade. At some point in the mid 20th century, 3 apartments were created inside the house and the 9' doorway from the 1730 to the 1769 section was blocked off, as was the doorway with fanlight window leading to the main staircase (recently re-opened). Small kitchens and baths remain in the front section on the 1st and 2nd floor.

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    900 Washington Street NEW CASTLE, DE 19720

    • Price: $449,500
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 74 min ago
    • ID#: DENC484430
    4
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    0.52
    Acres
    2,425
    SQFT
    $185
    $/SQFT
    1730
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Washington Park
    County:
    New Castle
    Area:
    New Castle/Red Lion/Del.City (30904)
    Elementary School:
    Downie
    Middle School:
    Calvin R. Mccullough
    High School:
    William Penn
    School District:
    Colonial
    Property Description
    Stonum, a National Historic Landmark property was once the country home of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Crown Attorney General, member of Delaware Assembly, Continental Congress, President of Delaware 1777, Judge of Admiralty, member of Constitutional Convention, U. S. Senator, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Delaware 1793. Although Read had a house on the Strand, Stonum was his country house which reached down to the Delaware River. Frequent flooding of this marshland requiring constant repair of embankments; he sold the land in 1789 .The oldest section which was the original kitchen dates to 1730 (left side on back of house). The 9th St. front probably dates to prior to 1769 and once offered a view of the River (now seen from 3rd floor windows). A front porch is seen in a c. 1910 photo, being replaced in the 1930's by the present with block pillars. In 1850 the section to the right side of the back was added. The Historic American Building Survey report from 1936 found noteworthy original features including corner fireplaces, detailed woodwork, elegant mantles, 1 1/2" red pine flooring, a exterior wooden cornice and 9 over 9 windows on the facade. At some point in the mid 20th century, 3 apartments were created inside the house and the 9' doorway from the 1730 to the 1769 section was blocked off, as was the doorway with fanlight window leading to the main staircase (recently re-opened). Small kitchens and baths remain in the front section on the 1st and 2nd floor.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials BrickStone Direction Faces East Exterior Features Outbuilding(S)Satellite Dish Garage Spaces 3.00 Garage Type Garage - Front EntryOversized Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Asphalt Driveway Parking Types Detached GarageParking Lot Patio And Porch Features Porch(Es) Pool No Pool Property Condition As-Is ConditionAverage+ Riparian Rights YN No Road Responsibility City/County Road Surface Type Black Top Roof Asphalt Water Access YN No Water Body Type River Water Oriented YN Yes Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 2425 Appliances DryerRefrigeratorWasher Basement Interior AccessOutside EntrancePartial Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Cooling Wall Unit Fireplace Features CornerMantel(S) Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 6 Flooring Hardwood Heating Radiator Heating YN Yes Inclusions 2 Refrigerators2 Sets Of Washer/DryersSpecial Ladder in Shed3 StovesShutters in Basement Interior Features Additional StairwayChair RailingsStain/Lead GlassWainscottingWood Floors Laundry Type BasementMain Floor Levels 2.5 Room List Living RoomDining RoomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4KitchenBedroom 1 Rooms Total 4 Upper Level1 Bedrooms 2 Walls Ceilings Dry WallPlaster Walls

    Property Features

    Acceptable Financing Conventional Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2018 Association YN No Building Name Stonum Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street 9th Electric 100 Amp Service Entry Level 1 Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel Natural Gas Historic YN Yes Hot Water Electric Incorporated City Name New Castle Lease Considered YN No Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 301936872313 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession 61-90 Days Cd Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 2500.0 Tax Assessment Amount 65000.0 Total Actual Rent 13140.00 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Community Window Features Double Hung Zoning Residential

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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: 2019-08-17T17:53:34.817.
     
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