This Bungalow in Downtown Milton is a Small-Town Jewel

With modern touches and traditional details, a Milton grand dame shines.


Address: 404 Chestnut St., Milton Year Built: 1913 Bedrooms and Baths: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Square footage: 4,320 (including garage apartment) Lot Size: .25 acres School District: Cape Henlopen

Historic homes, whether big or small, require a special type of attention. And this bungalow in downtown Milton speaks to the care and upkeep of its previous owners.

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“I think that Milton has a wonderful history of these grand dames, if you will,” says Leslie Byrne, listing agent for Anthony Patrick Real Estate LLC. “It’s a labor of love to care for them and to bring them up to snuff. And that’s what Milton deserves.”

“Up to snuff” doesn’t begin to describe the Wagamon House, as it’s known, nestled on a lush corner lot in the heart of Milton’s historic district.

The main house, with hardwood floors throughout, offers formal living and dining spaces that invite opportunities to entertain. It boasts two downstairs bedrooms and one full bath. Off the traditional self-contained kitchen—which features stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops—the former “summer kitchen” has been converted into a bright, cozy dining space that leads to the expansive deck.

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A pergola and koi pond add luxury touches to the beautifully maintained grounds. The second floor consists of a complete owners’ suite, including a bedroom, bath, living area, kitchen with wraparound bar, and dining space.

Adjacent to the main home, the two-car garage (with a third carport space) houses a one-bedroom apartment with the kitchen downstairs and bedroom, living area, bath and walk-out deck upstairs. The space was converted specifically for use as Airbnb lodgings, Byrne says, so the home offers not just luxurious living but also the opportunity for either a guesthouse or short- or long-term rental.

On top of everything, the home’s location is convenient to attractions in Milton and Lewes, as well as Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and Rehoboth Beach.

Listed by Leslie Byrne of Anthony Patrick Real Estate LLC

Published as “Small-Town Jewel” in the August 2020 issue of Delaware Today magazine.

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