Centreville Homes for Sale
Located on Delaware's border with Pennsylvania, the small hamlet of Centerville is the home of many DuPont family estates, Governors and Senators. The municipality is often referred to as an "18th Century Delaware Village" because the area exudes an old-world charm to residents and visitors alike. Situated closely to the Brandywine Hundred region, homes for sale are situated on estate-like lots and boast a tremendous amount of curb appeal.
Take a look at Centreville real estate listings below or learn more about this quaint community and the homes for sale here.
Centerville Real Estate Listings
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Centerville, Delaware Homes for Sale
As you might expect in an area with such prestigious former and current residents, the homes for sale in Centerville, DE command a higher-than-average price. However, with that higher cost you get a spectacular home with a higher-than-average amount of curb appeal.
More affordable homes for sale in the area differ only from pricier homes in the amount of bedrooms that are found throughout the home. Often in styles that harken back to yesteryear, these properties come in a range of styles but are predominantly Neo-Colonial or Neo-Georgian in style. Stepping past the overhanging porch and through the large doorway, you are met with multiple sitting rooms. Past that, there's a large eat-in kitchen which opens onto the large garden of just under an acre. Often with three or more bedrooms and multiple bathrooms, these properties also often have study rooms, a parlor and, depending on their age, servant staircases.
A little further up in price on the Centerville real estate market are a selection of homes that range in age. From ultra-modern homes that have both style that is synonymous with the area and money-saving energy efficiency of today's homes. Regal, circular staircases, large kitchens with open concept dining rooms, and multiple acres of land are incredibly common in these homes. Often with a mix of hardwood flooring, carpet and tile, these homes are well-maintained yet still retain many original features such as wood burning fireplaces and mantles, crown molding and coffered ceilings.
Usually strictly for those with the budget of the 1 percent, chances are that a high-end home for sale in Centerville, DE was once owned by the Du Pont family. Estates like these are rare in the Continental US; in fact, these sprawling estates rival those owned by royalty in the UK and throughout Europe. As you drive along the private road, you can admire the 20-plus acres of land that comes with your home. For inclement weather, you can park the car under the porte-cochere and enter through the side of the home. No detail has been sacrificed in the high-end homes for sale in Centerville. With original crystal chandeliers, dark wooden staircases and mantles having been meticulously maintained throughout the years.
Life in Centerville, DE
Kennett Pike, or Delaware Route 52, runs through Centreville and is part of the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway. So if you plan to commute daily to Wilmington or want to take a day-trip to Pennsylvania, you can do so easily in under 30 minutes. The town features many buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Centre Meeting and Schoolhouse, the Joseph Chandler House and a group of 15 homes known collectively as the "Centreville Historic District."
Area attractions include Brandywine Creek State Park, the Delaware Museum of Natural History and the Winterthur Museum. Longwood Gardens, the Hagley Museum, the Delaware Museum of Art, the Brandywine Battlefield and the Brandywine River Museum of Art are all within five miles of Centreville, though some of these sites are across the state line in Pennsylvania.
The town, as you may have guessed by its historic homes and sites, has a very rich past and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2000.
Are you ready to find your dream home in the historic hamlet of Centreville? When you are, contact the real estate specialists at the Oldfather Group.
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