Articles tagged with: historic homes

19September

Lewes as a National Benchmark in The New York Times

 

 

Coastal Delaware is in the national spotlight this week!

From THe New york times online September 19, 2018:

WHAT YOU GET

$1.3 Million Homes in Kentucky, Texas and Delaware

A three-story brick colonial in Louisville, a condominium in Dallas and a restored antique house near Delaware Bay.

The noteworthy appeal of our small coastal town has caught the attention of The New York Times. This is an advance link to a real estate article that will be published in the national print edition this Sunday, September 23, 2018. You can compare and contrast three different homes - a brick Colonial in Louisville, a condo in Dallas, and 25 Shipcarpenter Square, a listing with The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group that recived rapid interest when it was listed. The New York Times folks have a discerning eye for a remarkable home, too! 

Aside from the obvious comparisons and differences among the three architectural styles, an especially interesting point of comparison is the annual tax on each $1.3 million residence:

Louisville: $16,558

Dallas: $21,666 (plus HOA fees)

Lewes:   $2,128

 

Enjoy the weekend in Lewes, and if you can't be here to enjoy it, you can be here in spirit with your coffee and The New York Times on Sunday!

 

 

12September

Fit For Kings: Part II

The second post in a series of updates on the transformation of a Lewes treasure at 401 Kings Highway

The Buttaros continue to make progress - here’s the latest update!

We were thrilled to find out that so many Lewes locals,like all of us at The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, are interested in following along on the transformation on Kings Highway.

Karen and Guy Buttaro recently purchased this property at 401 Kings Highway, which was built in 1871, eventually became a doctor’s office, and then over time, needed significant renovation. 

 

The Buttaros have taken on the challenge and have an amazing vision for this property’s next chapter.

 

Aside from significant clearing of the lot and pulling back ivy and vines, the first step toward the residence restoration has been to work with Brenda Jones Architectural Design. Together, they are discussing plans to take to the Historic Lewes Architectural Review Commission the first week in October. Once they have an approved roadmap, they will embark on even more of the actual renovation.

 

Among the initial restoration steps are:

·         Removing radiators to updates with modern HVAC

·         Taking down windows and shutters to strip and restore

·         Keeping the original staircase and windows

·         Restoring the windows and mouldings

·         Replacing chandeliers

·         Refinishing the floors: the current floors were possibly redone in the 1930’s or 1940’s and may be pine underneath…time will tell!

Included in their renovation ideas:

  • Expanding kitchen and creating a butler’s pantry, keeping many of the original architectural points of interest

  • Making the upstairs more symmetrical and ending with 4 bedrooms, keeping the landing, transom windows, and original stairs to the attic

  • Renovating the front porch to make the Kings Highway entrance the main entrance (there are two main entrances, and when it was a doctor’s office, patients would wait on the side porch for their appointments)

This fascinating property includes so many architectural details, which the Buttaros are keen to keep, including the ornate moulding, detailed window frames, glass switchplates, and so many other wood accents.

Stay tuned to see how the October Architectural Review meeting goes!

 

CeilingMouldingDetail

Gorgeous ceiling moulding details

WindowMoulding

The Buttaros plan to update the windows and keep original trim and mouldings

BathroomPlans

Upstairs renovation plans include adding a bathroom

AtticSteps

Original (and steep) attic steps will stay

ButtaroBR

Great original doors and transom windows add character

Switchplate

Glass switchplate detail

InteriorDownstairs

The downstairs is stripped down

MakingPlans

Guy and Brenda discuss renovation plans - kitchen in background

Best wishes, Guy and Karen! 

22May

Join Us for a Peek at Lewes!

 

 

Looking for property in Downtown Lewes? The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group has several properties open this weekend to give you a perfect taste of life in our town!

 

Saturday, May 23

Noon – 2 p.m.

Visit Angler’s Nest!

From $689,900

 

Discover Angler’s Nest – a new construction community of 17 single-family homes brought to you by Collier Homes. Situated in a great location on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, Angler’s Nest offers different models, prices and finishes – all walking distance to the dining, shops and recreation that make Lewes a fantastic place to live. Start at 208 Angler’s Road to see what’s in store!

 

Sunday, May 24

Noon – 3 p.m.

300 Gills Neck Road

$1,274,000


If traditional style and gorgeous historical appeal are your style, join us for a personal look at this fine property. This 200-year-old home earned The Lewes Historical Society's Award Of Excellence In 2010 and a full renovation in 2007 with meticulous care to preserve its beamed ceilings, wide plank floors, and three working fireplaces. Enjoy the convenience of its added first-floor Master bedroom. Property also includes 100 feet of canal frontage, garage and lush landscaping – an unbeatable location to enjoy the Canal!

 

If you have questions about these Open Houses or any other properties, don’t hesitate to call The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group at (302) 645-6664!

 

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