1882 Second Empire Mansion Asks $495K in Middletown, Delaware
$495,000 | Built 1882 | 3,725 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 2 Baths | 0.22 Acres
211 N Cass St, Middletown, DE 19709
Constructed in 1882 by Joseph Biggs, this brick-clad Second Empire home is on the market for $495,000 in Middletown, Delaware. Listing details: Located in the heart of growing Middletown, where the many shops and restaurants are a short distance away, a well-maintained upgraded Historic Victorian property is offered. Historically registered, the grand Victorian was originally constructed in the late 1880s by a well-known Delawarean, Joseph Biggs. This could be your opportunity to own a piece of history. Recent Green Updates include Geothermal and Solar panels lowering heating/cooling costs. The grand Queen Anne Victorian’s solid brick construction features brick embellishments completed by a slate Mansard roof enhancing Historic charm. The period cast iron fence perfectly complements the landscaping/fishpond. Imagine evenings relaxing on the large front porch or listening to the water feature while sitting in the backyard patio.
Upon entering the foyer, you’ll immediately notice the hardwood flooring, custom stained glass, unique frosted glass doors, detailed oak fretwork, and original Eastlake hardware. On one side of the foyer, notice a large formal living room with a Harman Palladian-windowed wood pellet stove & period chandelier with plaster medallions. On the other side enter the formal dining room through the curved double doors featuring a wedding cake crystal chandelier. 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, a mudroom 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, a double tombstone cranberry glass-windowed door that leads to the brick outdoor patio. Ascending a curved 3-floor open walnut staircase, you’ll find 3 bedrooms, a bookcase-lined library complete with stained-glass oeil-de-boeuf (bullet window), and a fully renovated full tiled bathroom on the second floor. Continue up the staircase to the 3rd level, where 2 equal-sized bedrooms, and a large 3rd bedroom. Minutes to Rt 1. leading to Wilmington/Philadelphia and beyond. This stunning property is on the market for $495,000 with Michael Kelczewski of Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.