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Historic House Listings

William Penn slept at this house! Circa 1683 in Delaware. $399,000

December 2, 2019

This structure was built in 1683! It is located in New Castle, Delaware. They say William Penn slept in this house. This was most recently used as a coffee shop, Penn’s Place. The home has original hardwood floors, moldings, doors and door hardware. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,040 square feet. $399,000

From the Zillow listing:

 

Historic property in the center of Old New Castle. The original section of this home dates to 1683 and William Penn slept here when he landed in New Castle. The Historic Commercial zoning allows a lot of flexibility in how you may want to use this property. Most recently this property was the home of Penns Place coffee shop and an artist co-op. You may choose to use as a spacious residence with 5 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths. You could also live here and use part of the home as a shop or office. Original features have been preserved. Lots of hardwoods, moldings, doors and hardware and several fireplaces. There is a secluded brick patio and detached, insulated 2 car garage. Seller is offering a $5,000 credit towards the installation of a kitchen. Schedule an appointment to see this home and explore the possibilities. Property is in a Downtown Development District. You may be eligible to receive a 20% rebate from the State of Delaware for repairs and improvements you make to the property. Ask about details of the program.

 

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