About This 1882 Second Empire For Sale In Middletown Delaware
Own a piece of history, in the Heart of Middletown’s Historic District Proper, with this stunning Victorian French Second Empire with Italianate Windows property dating back to the early 1880’s. 211 N. Cass Street is on the National Register of Historic Places of the United States Department of the Interior. Being just steps from Governor Bigg’s Mansion, this property exudes historic charm, but with today’s modern conveniences – truly the best of both worlds and MOVE-IN READY! This grand Victorian is of solid brick construction (with added brick embellishments) and a slate Mansard roof to enhance the charm.
The charming period cast iron fence perfectly compliments the landscaping and brick walkway with stunning blooming perennials. The main roof line (and two side bay window roofs) also contain increasingly rare intact cast iron cresting. The back yard is enhanced with a semi-circular brick patio and Koi pond overlooking the serene lot where landscaping opportunities are endless. The large front porch with standing seam metal roof, welcomes you back into a piece of history.
Upon entering the foyer, you’ll immediately notice the stunning hardwood flooring, custom and unique doors, detailed oak fretwork and original Eastlake hardware – all which can be enjoyed throughout the home. On one side of the foyer you’ll find a large formal living room with a Harman palladian-windowed wood pellet stove & period chandeliers with plaster medallions. On the other side you enter the formal dining room through the curved double doors featuring a wedding cake crystal chandelier. Throughout the home there is many hand painted and stained glass period windows.
Past the foyer is the inviting kitchen. The kitchen, updated in 2019, features dovetailed natural maple/glazed cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Conveniently located off the kitchen, in an adorable “mudroom”, which includes a washer + dryer and pantry area. Behind the kitchen is a large family room addition, enhanced by a raised hearth brick fireplace with a Jotul wood stove, and double tombstone cranberry glass-windowed door that leads to the patio. There is a great corner which is being used as a morning room.
Up the gracious curved 3 floor open walnut staircase, you’ll find 3 bedrooms, and a bookcase-lined library complete with a stained glass oeil-de-boeuf (bullet window) and a fully renovated full bath on the second floor. Continue up the staircase to the 3rd level, where 2 equal sized bedrooms , and a large 3rd bedroom. This property has Geothermal Heat and Solar panels, making this home easy to heat and cool. This home is the true definition of pride of ownership while there is such an attention to detail around every corner. Come take a look! While you’re here, wander the tree-line streets to Main Street Middletown and admire the incredible views Historic Middletown has to offer!