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4812 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807-1814 $3,400,000

Beds/Baths: 6/6.2
Interior Sq. Ft: 9,350
Acreage: 7.05
Age:96 years
Style:
French
MLS#: DENC2054904
Subdivision: None Available
Design/Type:
Detached

Description

Chevannes, an exceptional estate in Delaware’s Chateau Country, was originally built for the first wife of Alfred I. du Pont, Bessie Gardner du Pont. Bessie had a close relationship with Alfred’s family and his cousins Pierre S. du Pont and H. Rodney Sharp assisted her in securing the land and planning the construction of the home in 1926. Albert Ely Ives was the renowned architect of this beautiful home. Said to be based on the original du Pont French homestead, Bois-des-Fosses, near the village of Chevannes, France. Nestled on a private 7+ acre parcel directly across from Winterthur, this home shares the same architect as its esteemed neighbor. The stately home was built using stucco over solid masonry with limestone quoined corners. The residence is a testament to construction of the time with graceful proportions and exquisite architectural detail. Featuring 6 bedrooms, most with en-suite baths, and formal rooms that characterize grandeur. A walnut-paneled living room and a grand foyer reminiscent of great French homes welcome guests into a stately dining room adorned with two marble fireplaces. An expansive pantry with the original walk-in silver safe connects the dining room to a spacious kitchen. French doors open to expansive terraces overlooking formal gardens, an in-ground pool, and a 3-car heated garage. Showcasing their dedication to details, chestnut seeds were brought from the Bois-des- Fosses estate to create an allee on the grounds that still remains. A walled brick paver courtyard creates a stunning garden. At the time of construction, this enclosure was a rose garden that was inspired by a similar rose garden at Bois-des-Fosses. The current owners added an al fresco dining garden with wood burning fireplace along with making numerous functional improvements including an internal guttering system, upgraded HVAC system, house generator, and impressive custom electric gates leading to a new driveway including the Belgian block lined circular drive court. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this stunning example of early 1900’s architecture and a piece of Delaware history.

Taxes: $10,228
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Buyer Agency Comp*: 2.5 % Of Gross
Garage: Y
Basement: Y
Pool: Yes - Personal
School Dist: Red Clay Consolidated
*The listing broker's offer of compensation is made only to participants of BrightMLS

Features

Utilities
Radiator Heating, Natural Gas, Central A/C, Electric, Hot Water - Electric, Well Water, On Site Septic, 200+ Amp Service, Circuit Breakers, Basement Laundry, Hookup Laundry, Upper Floor Laundry

Garage/Parking
Attached Garage, Driveway, Built In, Inside Access, Attached Garage Spaces #: 3;

Interior
Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Elevator, Primary Bath(s), Stall Shower, Additional Stairway, Full Basement, Tile/Brick Flooring, Wood Flooring, 9'+ Ceilings, Accessibility - Elevator

Exterior
Stone Foundation, Tile Roof, Block Exterior, Stucco Exterior, Water Fountains, Gutter System, In Ground Pool

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Public Elementary (23 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Academia Antonia Alonso Academia Antonia Alonso K–5 Wilmington 2.15 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–12 Wilmington 2.2 mi
Highlands Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 2.95 mi
Baltz (Austin D.) Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 3.28 mi
Marbrook Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 3.5 mi
William F. Cooke Junior Elementary Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Hockessin 3.71 mi
Bayard School (The) Christina School District 1–8 Wilmington 3.76 mi
Warner Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District 3–5 Wilmington 3.8 mi
Lombardy Elementary School Brandywine School District K–5 Wilmington 3.83 mi
Lewis (William C.) Dual Language Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 3.86 mi
Douglass School Christina School District 1–12 Wilmington 3.88 mi
First State School Red Clay Consolidated School District 2–12 Wilmington 4.06 mi
Brandywine Springs School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–8 Wilmington 4.13 mi
Mote (Anna P.) Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 4.17 mi
Shortlidge (Evan G.) Academy Red Clay Consolidated School District K–2 Wilmington 4.22 mi
Kuumba Academy Charter School Kuumba Academy Charter School K–8 Wilmington 4.5 mi
Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School Brandywine School District K–5 Wilmington 4.51 mi
First State Montessori Academy First State Montessori Academy K–8 Wilmington 4.54 mi
Richardson Park Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Wilmington 4.72 mi
Hanby Elementary School Brandywine School District K–5 Wilmington 4.76 mi
Stubbs Early Education Center Christina School District Preschool–K Wilmington 4.77 mi
Bancroft School (The) Christina School District 1–7 Wilmington 4.8 mi
Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School K–8 Wilmington 4.9 mi

Public Middle (8 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
duPont (Alexis I.) Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Greenville 2.01 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–12 Wilmington 2.2 mi
Gateway Lab School Gateway Lab School 3–8 Wilmington 3.02 mi
Springer Middle School Brandywine School District 6–8 Wilmington 3.86 mi
Douglass School Christina School District 1–12 Wilmington 3.88 mi
First State School Red Clay Consolidated School District 2–12 Wilmington 4.06 mi
duPont (Pierre S.) Middle School Brandywine School District 6–8 Wilmington 4.33 mi
duPont (H.B.) Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Hockessin 4.57 mi

Public High (13 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
duPont (Alexis I.) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 9–12 Wilmington 0.95 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–12 Wilmington 2.2 mi
Calloway (Cab) School of the Arts Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–12 Wilmington 2.75 mi
Charter School of Wilmington Charter School of Wilmington 9–12 Wilmington 2.76 mi
Douglass School Christina School District 1–12 Wilmington 3.88 mi
McKean (Thomas) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 9–12 Wilmington 3.91 mi
First State School Red Clay Consolidated School District 2–12 Wilmington 4.06 mi
Freire Charter School Freire Charter School Wilmington 8–12 Wilmington 4.26 mi
Brandywine High School Brandywine School District 9–12 Wilmington 4.58 mi
Delcastle Technical High School New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District 9–12 Wilmington 4.59 mi
Howard High School of Technology New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District 9–12 Wilmington 4.68 mi
Conrad Schools of Science Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–12 Wilmington 4.71 mi
Delaware Military Academy Delaware Military Academy 9–12 Wilmington 4.91 mi

Private (28 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
Tower Hill School Nonsectarian Preschool–12 Wilmington 2.45 mi
Centerville Layton School Nonsectarian Ungraded Wilmington 2.86 mi
St Ann School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Wilmington 3.04 mi
Brandywine Valley Christian Presch Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–K Wilmington 3.09 mi
St Mary Magdalen School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Wilmington 3.1 mi
Montessori Learning Centre Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 3.21 mi
Wilmington Christian School Inc. Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–12 Hockessin 3.3 mi
Harvest Christian Academy - Wilmington Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–6 Wilmington 3.31 mi
The Pilot School Nonsectarian K–8 Wilmington 3.35 mi
Wilmington Friends School Friends Preschool–12 Wilmington 3.38 mi
Padua Academy Roman Catholic 9–12 Wilmington 3.58 mi
High Road School Of Delaware Nonsectarian 4–12 Wilmington 3.6 mi
Salesianum School Roman Catholic 9–12 Wilmington 3.71 mi
Ursuline Academy (Pk-12) Roman Catholic Preschool–12 Wilmington 3.72 mi
Nativity Preparatory School Of Wilmington Roman Catholic 5–8 Wilmington 3.82 mi
Concord Preschool And Childcare Presbyterian Preschool–K Wilmington 3.88 mi
The Hockessin Montessori School Nonsectarian Preschool–8 Hockessin 4.02 mi
Sharon Temple Adventist School Seventh-Day Adventist 1–8 Wilmington 4.15 mi
Wilmington Junior Academy Seventh-Day Adventist Preschool–8 Wilmington 4.19 mi
St Peter Cathedral School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Wilmington 4.38 mi
St Michaels School & Nursery Inc Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 4.66 mi
St John The Beloved School Roman Catholic K–8 Wilmington 4.67 mi
Immaculate Heart Of Mary Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Wilmington 4.74 mi
Children S House Montessori Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 4.9 mi
Program For Rigor And Innovation In Education Nonsectarian 6–8 Wilmington 4.92 mi
Fairville Friends School Inc Friends Preschool–K Chadds Ford 4.92 mi
Maranatha Christian Academy Brethren Preschool–1 Wilmington 4.93 mi
Urban Promise School Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–6 Wilmington 4.95 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for Wilmington (19807), Delaware.

Community Quick Facts

  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 22
  • Average salary of people in this community: $142,419

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 369
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.27
  • Households w/ Children: 42%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 2,334 (63.9%)
  • Rented: 882 (24.1%)
  • Vacant: 438 (12.0%)
  • Total: 3,654

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Total: 7,369
Households: 3,216
Median Age: 52.60

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature

Education

Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 1.0%
  • Some High School: 0.9%
  • High School Graduate: 9.1%
  • Some College: 12.4%
  • Associate Degree: 3.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 36.5%
  • Graduate Degree: 36.5%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $124,104

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • One Bedroom: $1,231
  • Two Bedroom: $1,280
  • Three Bedroom: $2,171

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Listing Courtesy of: Compass , (302) 202-9855

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4812 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807-1814

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