For our first featured home of 2017, we've chosen a real one-of-a-kind property located in the historic area of the "First Town in the First State."
Nestled on Kings Highway in Lewes, this historic home will take you back to coastal Delaware's earliest days and to a much simpler time in the "New World."
As we do at the beginning of every week here on theoldfathergroup.com, we're going to tell you all about this unique coastal Delaware property. Below you'll find photos, MLS information, a short video and even a virtual reality tour, all featuring this historic home.
Opportunities like this one don't come along every day, so let’s take a closer look, via photos, at this property at 401 Kings Highway in Lewes.
We'll start with the unique, almost impossible to find 19th century wraparound porch:
For more information on this property, click on the link below. But we’ll also tell you all about it…
401 Kings Hwy
Harken back to the early days of the “First Town in the First State,” in this classic Italianate-style home on historic Kings Highway.
Featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms and more than 3,300-square-feet of living space on a corner lot, this historic home was built in the late 19th century and features many architectural elements of that time, including a wraparound porch, upper eaves and inlaid wooden floors.
If only it’s walls could talk, the stories this home could tell.
Italianate-style architecture was very popular in the 19th century, especially in areas along America’s eastern seaboard, as well as the Midwest. The style dates originally to 16th century Italy, but wasn’t developed extensively until the early 19th century in Great Britain.
It achieved huge popularity in the United States between 1840 and 1890, especially in historic towns such as Lewes, which was originally settled by the Dutch in 1631 but was largely influenced by the British in later years.
As with the home on Kings Highway, homes built in the Italianate style featured many characteristics of the Italian Renaissance, including emphatic eaves supported by corbels and low-pitched roofs.
Now that we’ve painted you a picture and even shown you some actual photographs, let’s go one step further and show you the home in 3D form.
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This historic Lewes home is a relatively new listing, which is why our 30-second video has not yet been posted on this property. But stay tuned for that in the next couple of weeks.
That’s all we have for now on this historic 19th century home nestled in the "First Town in the First State." If you're a history buff and you desire a unique coastal Delaware property, this may be the one you've been searching for.
If you want to see more, give us a ring at 302-260-2000 and let’s go out and have a firsthand look.
Have a great day everyone!