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11April

Open House Saturday, April 14!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun will be shining, so take a stroll to one of the most interesting homes in Downtown Historic Lewes!

Public Open House

Saturday, April 14

Noon - 2 p.m.

15 Church Street

Historic Lewes

 Offered at $1,200,000

Updated Colonial Home is the perfect combination of modern eclecticism and historic charm! Come see the soaring ceilings, trademark architecture, and fashionable updates. Bonus detached cottage, too!

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Posted in Local News and Information

16February

Fit for Kings: Part III

Progress on Kings

The transformation at 401 Kings Highway is happening! In the last update, homeowners Karen and Guy Buttaro were awaiting another meeting of the Historic Lewes Architectural Review Commission for final approval of their renovation plans.

Fortunately, this time, the plans were approved as presented! You may recall, the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its contribution to our town. It is a unique example of Italianate architecture in the Picturesque Movement style.

So, what’s happening now? Exciting updates include some historic discoveries and painstaking extra care:

 

An addition was approved to mirror the existing turn-of-the century addition (now on the left) on the right sideKings8

Restoration of the wraparound porch was approved. In the architectural ‘excavation’ above the porch, they uncovered an original yellow ceiling Kings6

All windows have been/will be restored. They will use all of them and add some additional windows in the back of the house; all windows facing Kings Highway will be originalKings4

Floors throughout the house will be original and where new floor needs to be added, the Buttaros will use wood from the attic (floor boards and beams) to be milled into floors

 

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Work continues on the HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems, too.

Stay tuned for even more progress throughout the Spring!

Posted in Local News and Information

14August

"Fit for Kings" Part I

Part 1 in a series of updates on the transformation of a Lewes treasure at 401 Kings Highway

If you live in Lewes, you have undoubtedly seen the landmark stunner at the corner of Kings Highway and Washington Avenue. Built in 1871, this “grande dame” of Lewes has aged gracefully, all things considered, but like the rest of us, needs some TLC to keep that youthful glow.

Enter Karen and Guy Buttaro: Originally from Northern Virginia, they have had a presence in Lewes for the past 20 years, owning 608 Kings Highway until they sold it last January. They embarked on this labor of love in July with the purchase of 401 Kings Highway, and have plans for its return to grandeur.


A little history: 

The property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its contribution to our town. Unique in Lewes, it is an example of Italianate architecture in the Picturesque Movement style – a late 18th and early 19th century response to more exacting Neoclassic architecture. Whatever the technical nomenclature, this home definitely has a “WOW factor!”  

Hallmarks of this home include the fascinating exterior with its roofline and eaves, interior spacious rooms, high ceilings, an impressive staircase, and classic wide mouldings. Initially, the Buttaros set to clearing the overgrowth on the property and taking stock of the project.

We can’t wait to see what the Buttaros have in store – and we invite you along to find out! Stay tuned!

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Join us on their journey!

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