This Old New Castle Townhouse Has Historic Charm and Modern Amenities

Built in 1870, this Federal-style home on The Strand boasts sweeping views of the Delaware River.

Photos courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services


ADDRESS: 59 The Strand, New Castle | YEAR BUILT: 1870 | BEDROOMS AND BATHS: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths | SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,425

LOT SIZE: 0.63 acres | SCHOOL DISTRICT: Colonial

- Advertisement -

This Federal-style townhouse on The Strand, the toniest address in fashionable Old New Castle, retains the wide-planked wood floors, multiple fireplaces and sweeping views of the Delaware River it boasted when the home was built from red brick in 1870.

Photos courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

In the 21st century, the exceptionally maintained and meticulously modernized property is replete with amenities the original owners could not have imaged in the 19th century. Consider the six-car garage, a three-zone heating and cooling system, and a chef’s kitchen with an integrated refrigerator and commercial-style range. “It even has an ice machine,” says Jeff Kralovec of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, who listed the house.

Photos courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Three stories high, the corner townhouse features two lots and 45 feet of private water-view frontage. A spacious brick patio, private garden with fountain and an expansive lawn provide multiple outdoor spaces for entertaining.

- Partner Content -

Photos courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Inside, period millwork is retained in the original section of the home. An elegant parlor with a fireplace complements a formal dining room featuring a chandelier dripping crystals. A large recent addition on the back of the house encompasses an open-concept kitchen and family room, and is crowned with a striking standing-seam metal roof. On the second floor, a four-room master suite houses a bedroom with walk-in closets, a luxurious tub, a sitting room and a three-season lounge area with wraparound windows and spectacular water views.

Photos courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Years ago, the home had its own small pier with access to the river. It’s gone but not forgotten, with the property owner retaining those rights.

“It can be rebuilt if the new owners wish,” Kralovec says.

Our Best of Delaware Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!

Holiday flash sale ... subscribe and save 50%

Limited time offer. New subscribers only.