1749 House on Penny Hill in Wilmington

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Real Estate Agent with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate Delaware RS-0010115

For the first time in 20 years, the historic Penny House in Wilmington, Delaware is available for a new owner. Built in 1749, this home saw George Washington (said to favor the spring water out back), Lafayette, and the troops traveling the Washington-Rochambeau Trail on the road to victory at Yorktown.

So much is original here--the thick stone walls, wide board floors, 2 fireplaces, a main bedroom with beaded beams in the ceiling, the old cow pond with a statue of Lucy (purported to sometimes haunt the house), a spring house, and flowers galore in the gardens.  Take a look at the video.

 

 

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Carolyn Roland, Your Historic

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Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate

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Comments (6)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carolyn - there is something very special about a historic home.  Good luck finding the right buyer for this Wilmington Delaware 18th century home for sale

Jul 13, 2021 09:06 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Thanks, Michael. It is really a rare survivor, even for this area!

Jul 13, 2021 09:11 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carolyn

 and thanks for telling us here in the rain about this place going on the market.

Jul 13, 2021 09:20 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Will-Thanks for your message on my new (old) house!

Jul 13, 2021 09:48 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Carolyn,  Congratulations on the listing of this great historic home.  I enjoy learning the history of these older homes.  Very interesting...thanks for sharing.

Jul 13, 2021 02:40 PM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Bob--Yes, there are stories around every corner in this home!

Jul 14, 2021 05:20 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA this property is an excellent opportunity for the right Buyer.  Congratulations on this listing.

Jul 13, 2021 06:45 PM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

It will take a special person to appreciate this house, for sure!

Jul 14, 2021 05:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

What an amazing looking house that is Carolyn. . .And, it has an equally amazing history!

Jul 14, 2021 01:30 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

And I have not even begun to go into the ghosts reputed to be hanging around!

Jul 14, 2021 05:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carolyn, congratulations on listing this special house, I love historically significant home, although it takes more effort to find the special buyer it is well worth it. Endre

Jul 18, 2021 09:05 PM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Thanks, Endre. We are waiting for that very special person, it is true!

Jul 19, 2021 04:22 PM