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A Pair of Picturesque Historic Homes in Sussex County

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By Joan Page McKenna

These two historic Sussex County houses offer warmth and coziness for under $400,000.


This 1860 Colonial in downtown Milton offers classic charm mere minutes from the beach.

Charming 1860 Colonial: $399,900

Address: 305 Chestnut St., Milton Bedrooms, Baths: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 powder room Square Footage: 2,200  Lot Size: 6,098 square feet

Sweet and airy, this 1860 Colonial in downtown Milton offers classic Americana charm mere minutes from the beach and local amenities like Dogfish Head Brewery. The D.R. Oney House, as it’s known, might be on the National Register of Historic Places, but it still features plenty of modern conveniences.

The historic D.R. Oney House has plenty of modern conveniences.

Wood features carry throughout, including the open-concept kitchen’s countertops, the random-width flooring, dual staircases and ornate trim work. Two living rooms mean twice the holiday entertaining space, while a sunroom provides a perfect spot for sipping hot toddies while you survey the fabulous yard. Industrious elves can take advantage of the detached workshop/storage shed to create handmade gifts.

Listed by Lee Ann Wilkinson, The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group


A postcard-perfect Victorian in Ellendale.

Vibrant 1908 Victorian: $295,000

Address: 403 State St., Ellendale Bedrooms, Baths: 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 powder room Square Footage: 2,800  Lot Size: 2.29 acres

Set on more than 2 acres behind a white picket fence, this postcard-perfect 1908 Victorian offers estate-style living within town limits. A warmly decorated kitchen opens up to a sunroom leading to a secluded garden and an inground pool.

The elegant home features gathering space aplenty.

The elegant living and dining spaces feature period accents like hardwood floors, elaborate molding, bay-window seating, two fireplaces and an ornate staircase. Its four bedrooms offer loads of room for family gatherings, and two separately deeded building lots mean plenty of space to entertain and expand. Plus, it’s just a short trip to Rehoboth and Lewes beaches.

Listed by Erin Ann Beebe, Re/Max Realty Group Rehoboth


Published as “Southern Comfort” in the December 2020 issue of Delaware Today.