Historic Home in Yorklyn, Delaware For Sale

(Note: Since this posting, this home has sold for a December 28, 2010 settlement) If you are seeking a restored historic home with new systems, new kitchen and baths, you will love this Yorklyn, Delaware stone home, which is thought to be about 200 years old. Not only is this home beautiful, but its private setting is unmatched. 

702 Benge Rd. Yorklyn DE   Patio wall 702 Benge Rd. Located adjacent to the new Auburn Heights Preserve, a State park, there are possible financial rewards for a buyer interested in preserving the exterior of this home (Carolyn can give you more information on this). There is an extensive system of stone walls for terracing and retaining walls which were recently constructed. A garage across the road has a second floor studio/workshop. The kitchen was created by the present owners where there had been a shed in the past. The finest materials have been used--there are hardwood floors throughout and the exterior walls of the kitchen addition are cedar, as is the roof. The main house is of local Avondale stone.

Living room 702 Benge Rd.Kitchen 702 Benge Rd.

This historic Yorklyn, Delaware area is adjacent to the newest Delaware State Park, the Auburn Heights Preserve, which is the location of an historic Victorian home and a museum housing steam powered cars and other oddities such as musical instruments.Located high on a hill over the Red Clay Creek, generations of mill owners operated their businesses in the Auburn Heights area, which is on land given by William Penn to his daughter Letitia.The present owner did extensive restoration on the house, uncovering beautiful Avondale stone exterior walls, as well as 2 fireplaces which had been covered over many years ago. He also built many stone retaining walls and terraces, taming the hills surrounding this almost 3 acre property.

3rd fl. master bedroom    Master bath

Facts: 702 Benge Rd. in Yorklyn, Delaware has 5 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, is about 3000 square feet on a lot of 2.79 acres in the Greater Hockessin, Delaware area. A short walk from the Pennsylvania line drawn by Mason and Dixon. Close to the shops in Hockessin and the Lantana Square  Shopping Center. Off Route 41 which leads east and southward to Wilmington, Delaware 20 minutes away, and Philadelphia, 45 minutes away, and north to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The price is $675,000.

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Vic Steele
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Wow Carolyn!  That home is genuinely beautiful.  I can't wait to hear you sold it to the right buyer!

June 23, 2010 08:03 PM
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Connie Lou Barnett
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Hi Carolyn,

    The setting is picture perfect.  Great landscaping and trees really set this one off.

Connie Lou

June 24, 2010 11:56 AM
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Vic and Connie Lou. Feedback so far is very good on this house, and it is priced right!

June 24, 2010 01:22 PM
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