Two Red-Brick Delaware Homes With Stately Silhouettes

Wheeler Home Concepts

These two stately red-brick homes—one in Wilmington’s Highlands neighborhood and the other in pastoral Greenville—offer a charming choice between urban and rural life.

Urban History

red-brick single-family home
Photo by August Haeuser

$785,000

Address: 71 Ivy Road, Wilmington
Bedrooms, Baths: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
Square Feet: 3,847 Lot Size: 0.14 acres

Two red-brick townhouses built in the mid-1800s were joined in 1900 to create this elegant single-family home a few steps from historic Rockford Park and a short stroll to Rockford Park, the Delaware Art Museum and the shops and restaurants of Trolley Square. The family room with dramatic cathedral ceilings has French doors leading to the private patio and red-brick courtyard. A cozy den is outfitted with a stone fireplace and wet bar, perfect for entertaining guests. With plenty of charm and historic character, this Wilmington home is perfect for those who want both the convenience of walkable attractions and the comfort of a quiet neighborhood.

Listed by Brian Spangler, BHHS Fox & Roach

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Peaceful Privacy

red-brick home
Photo by Wheeler Home Concepts

$1.175 million

Address: 205 Owls Nest Road, Greenville
Bedrooms, Baths: 5 bedrooms, 5 baths
Square Feet: 4,200 Lot Size: 2.1 acres

A large picture window in the living room frames  views of rolling hills. The sumptuous primary suite of this red-brick home includes a dressing room area with built-in bench, five closets, and a luxurious en suite bath with double-sink vanity and large tiled shower. Among the brick home’s recent updates are zoned HVAC, a newer roof, tankless hot water system, a state-of-the-art security system and renovated bathrooms. Two acres and five bedrooms make this an ideal family home, with plenty of room to roam. A 2-car garage and a deck overlooking the backyard are perfect family features.

Listed by Cathleen Wilder, Long & Foster

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