We head a short distance away from the beaches this week to the Sussex County Seat of Georgetown, the geographical center of Delaware’s southernmost county.
The town that’s “16 Miles from Anywhere” in Sussex County, Georgetown boasts a lot of historic buildings and structures that date back to the early days of southern Delaware.
And that’s exactly what we’re featuring this week, a one-of-a-kind home located at 228 South Front Street that has a storied history and even a connection to George Washington himself.
If you want a glimpse into the early days of the fantastic area many of us call home, you may not get a better chance than by touring this immaculately maintained historic property conveniently located in the heart of southern Delaware.
Before we go into more details of this featured property in Georgetown, we invite you to take a look at the historical perspective we wrote on 228 South Front Street earlier this year. You can do so by clicking on the screen grab below.
If you’re at all interested in local history, the above read is well worth a few minutes of your time. But today, we’re going to fast forward into the future a bit and tell you about what awaits you inside the walls of this spacious southern Delaware property.
But first, a few exterior photos to kick things off. Then keep reading below as we segue into our expanded narrative of 228 South Front Street in Georgetown.
Featuring 5,000-square-feet and a storied past in historic Georgetown, the latest Oldfather Group featured home is unlike any other in southern Delaware and along the Atlantic coast.
Dating back nearly two centuries, this sprawling property features four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms and actually holds the important distinction of being included on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979.
There are eight fireplaces scattered throughout the home, including one in each of the stately and time specific bedrooms.
Located just south of The Circle in the center of Georgetown, this home has served many purposes over the years. It was even called into service as a hospital for a short time around the turn of the 19th century.
Visitors are welcomed into the home via the spacious foyer, which has hosted many of central Sussex County’s most influential people over the years.
Just think of the number of southern Delaware elite who gathered around the table in the home’s formal dining room, feasting on food and swapping stories about the infancy of the United States and some of the famous people who helped build our country.
The knotty pine butler’s pantry and kitchen is a comfortable spot for making popular meals of the 21st century, as well as captivating family and friends with “if these walls could talk” type stories.
And what historic home would be complete without a library? This home has one of the finest you’ll ever see, with lots of built in cabinets and plenty of space to sit and enjoy your favorite book.
The home rests on an acre-and-a-half of real estate, which includes an inviting and peaceful backyard that features lots of open spaces, as well as a patio and a relaxing gazebo.
Other features of this unique piece of Delaware history include a two-story brick hall that runs the full depth of the house, a separate guest suite on the upper level and the flexibility to easily turn the property into a bed and breakfast or even professional offices if you choose.
Well that’s all we have for you on this week’s featured home, but be sure to check back next and every Monday as we continue showcasing some of the coastal region’s finest properties.
And to learn more about Georgetown, and this historic home on South Front Street, call the Oldfather Group today at 302-260-2000 and speak to a member of the coastal region’s top selling real estate sales team.
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