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Delaware’s most expensive old house listing. “Shell House”, Circa 1920. Rehoboth Beach! $13,900,000

September 9, 2019

This home is Delaware’s most expensive old house listing. “Shell House” was built in 1920. It is located on .94 acres in Rehoboth Beach, Delware. Such a beautiful home! Seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 7,800 square feet. $14,900,000 New price: $13,900,000

From the Zillow listing:


“Shell House,” the most spectacular private compound on the Atlantic Ocean and Silver Lake in the most desired location along the Delaware coast. This is an ultra-rare opportunity to own an oceanfront estate situated on almost an acre of ocean to lake property, consisting of two building lots (third lot option available). This spacious home originally built in 1920 boasts 7 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, multiple living areas, an abundance of outdoor living space and much more. The sprawling main level is excellent for entertaining with an oversized gourmet kitchen including a 6-burner gas range, two ovens, range hood, Sub-Zero refrigerators, ice maker, built-in microwave, marble countertops, travertine tile floors, wet bar area and butler’s pantry. The expansive living room features a wood-burning fireplace, gorgeous exposed beams and antique tile floors. In addition, a formal dining room with hardwood floors and wood-burning fireplace, separate den and two wings, each with two guest bedrooms. Continue upstairs to find a luxurious master suite overlooking the ocean and Silver Lake, featuring a wood-burning fireplace and twin bathrooms. In addition, the second level includes two guest bedrooms with ensuite baths. Enjoy warm summer days in one of the various outdoor living areas including a beautiful courtyard with fountain, in-ground pool overlooking Silver Lake, oceanfront brick patio, formal gardens and more. Words cannot describe this property – it is truly profound.


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