$450,000 509 Lore Ave Wilmington, DE

MLS: 6684808   Type: Single Family   County: New Castle   City: Wilmington   Area: Brandywine   Neighborhood: Gordon Heights   Zip: 19809   Style: Victorian   # Rooms: 14    Stories: 3   Taxes: $3,421

Mortgage $2,113 /mo



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The Chambers Mansion, c. 1894, is a glorious example of the Victorian Queen Anne style. Built by Miss Marion Clark on 16 acres running down to the Delaware River, it was on the trolley line from Wilmington to Downingtown PA. With a wrap-around porch, 2 turrets, 2 balconies and a widow's walk on the roof, the home has 2 parlors, a library with oak paneling. There are also ceiling medallions and plaster crown molding, as well as a side entrance leading to a porte cochere. The graceful mahogany stair rail leads up to 4 bedrooms, a large central hallway, 2 baths and an anteroom or dressing room. An enclosed staircase leads up to the English Tudor style great room with Mercer tile fireplace (there are 2 in the house) once used as a performance space. A great house just gotten greater! If you ever saw this house pre-2016, be prepared for a total basement renovation! Yes, there are still the original stone walls, but they have been parged and coated with a smooth white surface. The old concrete floor is gone, replaced with a modern new floor, French drain, and sump pump. All the old wood room dividers are gone, leaving one glorious large space. There is a new deck and the pond in back has been removed and grass planted. And don't forget original Queen Anne architecture, an all new electrical system, gas heating and air conditioning on the first floor, and the second and third floor rooms with individual mini-splits which control heat and A/C for that room.

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Mount Pleasant
Distance: 0.62 Miles
Distance: 4.31 Miles
Mount Pleasant
Distance: N/A Miles

Price History

12/14/2015 Listed $489,000
9/14/2016 1% - $485,000
6/26/2017 8% - $450,000

Accessibility None
Association Y/N N
Centralair Y
Condoassociation N
Farm N
Fireplace(s) TwoFirePl
Garage Y/N N
Greenremarks On demand Noritz tankless hot water system, individual heat & a/c controls for 2nd and 3rd floor rooms, new gas furnace for 1st floor
Hot Water Natural Gas, Instant Hot Water
Is Twin No
Listing Area Brandywine (30901)
New Construction N
Property Type Residential
School District Brandywine New Castl
Senior Community Y/N N
Tax Annual Amount 3421.0
Type Detached
Zoning RES

Interior Features

Appliances KitBuiltInRa, Dishwasher, Built In Microwave
Attics AccessPanel
Basement Y
Cookingfuel GasCooking
Cooling Central A/C
Dining Room Y
Dining Room Length 21
Dining Room Width 13
Dining in Kitchen? EatInKitchen
Electric 200-300AmpEl, CircBreakers
Family Room Y
Family Room Length 13
Family Room Width 16
Fireplace Features StoneFirePl, LR/GRFireP
Fireplace Y/N Y
Flooring Wood, Tile/Brick
Heating Gas, Electric, Forced Air, Zoned, Energy Efficient Heating System
Interior Features SecuritySys, Cathedral/Va, 9Ft+Ceiling, CeilngFan(s), Stain/LeadGl, WoodStove, ExposedBeams, BayWindow, StallShower, Energy Efficient Windows, Replacement Windows
Laundry Type MainFlrLndry
Laundryroom Y
Living Room Length 17
Living Room Width 14
Lowerfloor1baths 0
Lowerfloor1halfbaths 0
Mainbedroom DrssngRm-MBR
Mainentrance Foyer, Center Hall, Living Room, CathCeilEntr
Mainfloorbaths 0
Mainfloorhalfbaths 1
Otherrm1name GREAT RM
Otherrm2name LIBRARY
Otherrm3name DRESSING
Otherrm4name MAIDS RM
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Other Room 3, Den/Stdy/Lib, Great Room, Other Room 4, Util/MudRoom
Roombedroomfourth1length 14
Roombedroomfourth1level Upper 1
Roombedroomfourth1width 13
Roombedroommaster1length 15
Roombedroommaster1level Upper 1
Roombedroommaster1width 25
Roombedroomsecond1length 17
Roombedroomsecond1level Upper 1
Roombedroomsecond1width 15
Roombedroomthird1length 12
Roombedroomthird1level Upper 1
Roombedroomthird1width 13
Roomdiningroom1level Main
Roomfamilyrm1level Main
Roomkitchen1length 19
Roomkitchen1level Main
Roomkitchen1width 18
Roomlivingroomlevel Main
Roomotherrm1length 34
Roomotherrm1level Upper 1
Roomotherrm1width 20
Roomotherrm2length 9
Roomotherrm2level Main
Roomotherrm2width 14
Roomotherrm3length 9
Roomotherrm3level Upper 1
Roomotherrm3width 14
Upperfloor1baths 2
Upperfloor1halfbaths 0

Exterior Features

Architectural Style Victorian
Design 3+Story
Exterior Stucco, Stone, Shingle
Exterior Features Sidewalks
Foundation StoneFound
Garage Spaces NoGarage
Lot (Land) Features Corner Lot, FrontYard, RearYard
Lot Dimensions 170.2X159.8
Other Structures Shed
Parking Features 3+CarParking, Drvwy/Off Str
Patio/Porch Features Deck, Porch, Balcony
Pool Type NoPool
Roof PitchedRoof, Slate
Sewer Public Sewer
Swimmingpool No
Water Source Public
Waterfront N

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (19809)

Price 450K Avg 262K

Sqr Feet 5,325 Avg 1,635

Cost / Sqr Ft $85 Avg $161

Taxes $3,421 Avg $2,160

Acres 0.62 Avg 0.27

Visits 346 Avg 49

Walkscore® 43 Avg 40

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