5826 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807-1196 $3,199,000

Beds/Baths: 6/4.2
Interior Sq. Ft: 4,850
Acreage: 3.21
Age:216 years
MLS#: DENC2063536
Subdivision: None Available


Welcome to one of the most impressive historic homes in the Brandywine Area, rich with history and elegance. The Marquis de Lafayette experienced his first action at the Battle of the Brandywine on September 11, 1777, where he showed extreme courage under fire in leading an orderly retreat. Unfortunately, he was shot through the calf during the battle. After he recovered, Lafayette was given command of a division of troops. Legend has it that Doctor Chandler was the only surgeon available within miles, and he operated on the Marquis at the Chandler House. During the Marquis's convalescence, General Washington visited him multiple times. Situated in the charming village of Centreville, a unique country estate on over three acres of mature landscaping awaits. Specimen trees planted by Evelina DuPont lace the property, and tucked within, one finds a refreshing swimming pool with an entertainment area framed with wisteria climbing across a 300-year-old foundation. This 18th-century stone house stimulates the senses with attention to detail around every corner. The home's grand staircase is flanked by sitting rooms, each with a fireplace. Seven working fireplaces, handsome paneling with built-ins including china cupboards, Rich hardwood floors, and plaster walls have been restored beautifully. The brightly lit gracious kitchen has room for a full table, updated stainless appliances, and a French door that accesses the terrace - perfect for a morning breakfast. The adjacent butler's pantry is the ideal place to start the party before heading into the elegant dining room with a fireplace and a secret door that once led to the Underground Railroad hideaway below. The sunroom was once a screened porch that the current owners expanded and transformed into a spectacular great room following the historic detail of the home. The great room has a fireplace that was once in the landmark Shipley House (the other two are at Winterthur), and this is a large room for celebrating and entertaining...President Lyndon Johnson was here for such an occasion. The stone wall at the entrance is original to the house that dates back to the 1720s. Up the stairs is a large main suite with loads of built-in closets and storage, a laundry room, and an additional guest suite that would be perfect for an au pair as it has access to the lower level via the second stairway. Two other bedrooms, each with a fireplace and bath, complete the second floor. The third floor is a magical hideaway for the young heart - two bedrooms, a full bath, loads of storage, and access to the third-floor attic, which could be transformed into additional living space. The lower level has a wine cellar with historical roots to the Underground Railroad - the door to which is over 300 years old. There is a powder room, workroom, Bilco door for easy access, updated HVAC and water filtration systems, and a tunnel rumored to be part of the Underground Railroad. Outside is a carriage house with enough space for two cars and work equipment. The upstairs could be converted to additional living space. The roofs on the home have been replaced, including tiles, standing seam metal, and slate. There are cedar roofs on outbuildings and stone walls with electric gates to ensure privacy, and it is truly a unique property. Located close to nearby Brandywine area attractions such as Winterthur and Longwood Gardens and walkable to the Village of Centreville, this home is a dream home come true that is rarely available. Easy air or rail access to Philadelphia, New York, and Washington. NOTE: The square footage on Public Records does not reflect the sunroom expansion. There are four heating zones - main, upstairs, and 2 in the sunroom. There are two working wells on the property - one supplies the house, and one supplies the pool - each pump has been replaced.

Taxes: $10,373
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


Heat Pump(s), Hot Water Heating, Radiator Heating, Natural Gas, Central A/C, Electric, Hot Water - Natural Gas, Well Water, On Site Septic, Upper Floor Laundry

Detached Garage, Additional Storage Area, Detached Garage Spaces #: 3;

Full Basement, Outside Entrance Basement, Basement Workshop

Stone Foundation, Brick Exterior, Stucco Exterior, In Ground Pool

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Public Elementary (7 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Hillendale Elementary School Unionville-Chadds Ford School District K–5 Chadds Ford 2.73 mi
Chadds Ford Elementary School Unionville-Chadds Ford School District K–5 Chadds Ford 3.6 mi
Greenwood Elementary School Kennett Consolidated School District 1–5 Kennett Square 3.8 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–12 Wilmington 4.56 mi
William F. Cooke Junior Elementary Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Hockessin 4.74 mi
Bush (Charles W.) Pre-School Brandywine School District Preschool Wilmington 4.95 mi
Hanby Elementary School Brandywine School District K–5 Wilmington 4.95 mi

Public Middle (4 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
duPont (H.B.) Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Hockessin 4.19 mi
duPont (Alexis I.) Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Greenville 4.3 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–12 Wilmington 4.56 mi
Springer Middle School Brandywine School District 6–8 Wilmington 4.58 mi

Public High (3 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
duPont (Alexis I.) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 9–12 Wilmington 3.32 mi
Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Charter School K–12 Wilmington 4.56 mi
Kennett High School Kennett Consolidated School District 9–12 Kennett Square 4.87 mi

Private (15 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
Centerville Layton School Nonsectarian K–12 Wilmington 0.54 mi
Fairville Friends School Inc Friends Preschool–K Chadds Ford 2.6 mi
The Pilot School Nonsectarian Ungraded Wilmington 3.4 mi
Albert Einstein Academy Jewish K–5 Wilmington 3.53 mi
Brandywine Valley Christian Presch Baptist Preschool–K Wilmington 3.74 mi
The Tatnall School Nonsectarian Preschool–12 Wilmington 3.87 mi
Wilmington Christian School Inc. Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–12 Hockessin 4.06 mi
Ducklings Early Learning Center Nonsectarian K Kennett Square 4.09 mi
St Mary Magdalen School Roman Catholic Preschool–8 Wilmington 4.24 mi
St Cornelius School Roman Catholic Preschool–K Chadds Ford 4.29 mi
Montessori Learning Centre Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 4.41 mi
The Hockessin Montessori School Nonsectarian Preschool–8 Hockessin 4.56 mi
Tower Hill School Nonsectarian Preschool–12 Wilmington 4.62 mi
Children's House Montessori Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 4.83 mi
Astra Zeneca Child Development Center Nonsectarian Preschool–K Wilmington 4.84 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: 21
  • Average salary of people in this community: $138,476

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 377
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.36
  • Households w/ Children: 48%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 2,327 (66.7%)
  • Rented: 825 (23.6%)
  • Vacant: 338 (9.7%)
  • Total: 3,490

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: 7,515
Households: 3,152
Median Age: 51.10

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.



Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 0.4%
  • Some High School: 1.1%
  • High School Graduate: 9.4%
  • Some College: 10.0%
  • Associate Degree: 4.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 36.1%
  • Graduate Degree: 38.3%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $128,235

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: $1,265
  • Two Bedroom: $1,376
  • Three Bedroom: $2,056

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Listing Courtesy of: Compass , (302) 202-9855, paul.dicicco@compass.com

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Listing data as of 7/17/2024.

5826 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807-1196

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