4820 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807-1814 $4,195,000
Interior Sq. Ft: 11,725
Subdivision: None Available
Perfection is a relative term, particularly when that judgment is determined by personal taste. Yet it would be fair to say that Beverstone, a classic DuPont family estate on the scenic Kennett Pike, has achieved that level of excellence. It is a residence of grace and warmth. You are welcomed to a gated property with a grand driveway. It is architecturally impressive and intimate. Presumably this American manor house was named for Beverstone Castle, an early 13th century edifice that still exists as a magnificent ruin near Gloucestershire, England. Built by Thomas Coleman duPont and his wife, Alice, in 1927, the house is solid stone construction in a 7.7-acre, impeccably landscaped setting. Given the inherent privacy and a location across the road from Winterthur Museum, itâ€™s not surprising that the house was home to subsequent members of the duPont family over the years, including Henry and Martha duPont, Beverley duPont and Edward and Ruth duPont. The architecture sets the stage for an interior that accommodates large-scale entertaining and family living in equal measure. The heart of the house is circular, as reflected in an enormous front-to-back entry room defined by the inverse curves of a grand staircase open to three levels. Distinctive decorative millwork begins at ceiling height and introduces architectural character without overwhelming the space. An impeccable design eye guided a renovation that carefully preserved historic elements while introducing stylistic changes and modern updates. The effect is distinctly European yet undeniably original. Common living areas, both formal and informal, are simultaneously inviting and awe inspiring. Just as the house has been flawlessly maintained, every room is superbly appointed. The vast owner suite has the ultimate in comfort and spaciousness. The kitchen, as perfectly appointed as the rest of the house, opens onto a sunroom that feels like part of the garden. The finished lower level is brilliantly conceived and executed in stone and natural light. The interior architecture of the house wears its mantle of history and elegance well. Think elegance without pretention, a difficult achievement that Beverstone manages to capture as few other estate properties have done. The horseshoe shaped driveway, designed to showcase the architecture, and the reclaimed turn-of-the-century granite front staircase reflect the ownerâ€™s passion for exterior detail. That same passion was invested in the surrounding gardens, each one promising a unique experience that can only be realized by being there.
Primary Bed: 21 X 20 - Upper 1
Primary Bed: 20 X 20 - Upper 1
Bedroom 3: 20 X 15 - Upper 1
Bedroom 4: 20 X 16 - Upper 1
Bedroom 5: 13 X 12 - Upper 1
Bedroom 6: 14 X 13 - Upper 1
Laundry: 10 X 14 - Upper 1
Foyer: 31 X 24 - Main
Living Room: 33 X 20 - Main
Kitchen: 27 X 14 - Main
Breakfast Room: 12 X 11 - Main
Sun/Florida Room: 22 X 13 - Main
Den: 16 X 11 - Main
Library: 19 X 18 - Main
Exercise Room: Lower 1
Exercise Room: Lower 1
Recreation Room: Lower 1
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Pool: Yes - Personal
Elem. School: Brandywine Springs Mid. School: Dupont A High School: Dupont
Forced Air Heating, Heat Pump(s), Electric, Natural Gas, Oil, Central A/C, Electric, Hot Water - Natural Gas, Well Water, Public Sewer, Circuit Breakers, Fuses, Upper Floor Laundry
Attached Garage, Detached Garage, Driveway, Garage Door Opener, Attached Garage Spaces #: 4; Detached Garage Spaces #: 2;
Attic, Attic/House Fan, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Spiral Staircase, Full Basement, Fully Finished Basement, Basement Sump Pump, Ceramic Tile Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Tile/Brick Flooring, 2 Story Ceilings, 9'+ Ceilings, Cathedral Ceilings, Dry Wall, Plaster Walls, Tray Ceilings, Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Security System, Smoke Detector
Slate Roof, Stone Exterior, Brick Porch/Deck, Patio(s), Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Tennis Court(s), Underground Lawn Sprinkler, In Ground Pool
Front Yard, Landscaping, Level Lot, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Trees/Wooded, Pond, Private Lot
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Public Elementary (25 schools)
Public Middle (10 schools)
|duPont (Alexis I.) Middle School||Red Clay Consolidated School District||6–8||Greenville||2.21 mi|
|Odyssey Charter School||Odyssey Charter School||K–11||Wilmington||2.4 mi|
|Gateway Lab School||Gateway Lab School||3–8||Wilmington||3.18 mi|
|Springer Middle School||Brandywine School District||6–8||Wilmington||3.9 mi|
|Bayard Middle School||Christina School District||6–8||Wilmington||3.96 mi|
|Douglass School||Christina School District||3–12||Wilmington||4.08 mi|
|First State School||Red Clay Consolidated School District||2–12||Wilmington||4.25 mi|
|duPont (H.B.) Middle School||Red Clay Consolidated School District||6–8||Hockessin||4.47 mi|
|duPont (Pierre S.) Middle School||Brandywine School District||6–8||Wilmington||4.48 mi|
|Great Oaks Charter School||Great Oaks Charter School||6–9||Wilmington||4.69 mi|
Public High (12 schools)
Private (25 schools)
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This report is a detailed community overview for Wilmington (19807), Delaware.
- Average travel time to work for people in this community: 20
- Average salary of people in this community: $145,855
- Population Density (ppl / mile): 355
- Household Size (ppl): 2.35
- Households w/ Children: 47%
- Owned: 2,210 (64.7%)
- Rented: 771 (22.6%)
- Vacant: 437 (12.8%)
- Total: 3,418
The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.
Climate and Weather
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- Less than 9th Grade: 0.4%
- Some High School: 1.4%
- High School Graduate: 7.9%
- Some College: 8.8%
- Associate Degree: 4.1%
- Bachelor's Degree: 37.0%
- Graduate Degree: 40.3%
Median Income: $120,547
The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- One Bedroom: $1,197
- Two Bedroom: $1,371
- Three Bedroom: $3,014
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