1 Red Oak Road, Wilmington, DE 19806-1240 $3,600,000
Interior Sq. Ft: 10,300
Subdivision: Rockford Park
When Governor Charles Miller built One Red Oak Road, he created one of Delaware's landmark residences. Completed in 1905, Governor Miller's home is now a stunning private estate gracing its own city block, with fully enclosed grounds of just over one acre. The current owner purchased the property in 2000 and immediately began a three-year renovation that both restored the home's original beauty and modernized it to accommodate a contemporary lifestyle. The complete renovation comprised, in part, Ludowici tile roof; electrical service; eight-zoned HVAC; major plumbing upgrades; full house Creston sound system and an award-winning two-story addition with full basement. The main floor's large, classic rooms flow easily into one another and feature exquisite woodwork and crown moldings, all of which were restored by hand. Large double-entry foyer opens to a welcoming reception room on the left with a unique stepped-in design marble fireplace. To the right of the foyer, the music room and living room, with another large marble fireplace, are open to one another. Elegant, formal dining room accommodates a variety of seating arrangements and includes a large, curved window seat under the bay window. The well-appointed butler's pantry connects the kitchen to the dining room and features the original radiator plate warmer, a wine refrigerator, ice machine and drawers lined specifically for silver storage. The thoughtfully designed gourmet kitchen has custom-height granite counters and ample storage. The distinctive selection of appliances includes: a Thermador six-burner cooktop with downdraft and additional ventilation in the ceiling, two wall ovens, two warming drawers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator with two freezer drawers, built-in Sharp microwave, two Miele dishwashers and a kick-plate floor vacuum. The kitchen opens to the step-down family room with a painting above the fireplace that lifts at the touch of a button to reveal the television. A generous mudroom with built-in cabinetry for storage, radiant heat flooring and an informal powder room leads from the kitchen to the mature gardens and additional off-street parking for two cars. A gracious, curving staircase rises from the main entry foyer to the second floor. Large master suite with built-ins and unique Jefferson door offers views of both Rockford Park and Olmsted-designed parkway. French doors connect the master bedroom to a large dressing room with plenty of natural light and another pair of French doors that open to the suite's second private balcony overlooking the pool and gardens. A sumptuous bath boasts radiant heat flooring, an over-sized steam shower, and large Jacuzzi tub. Three more large bedroom suites are located along separate hallways. A well-planned laundry room with a Jacuzzi sink for delicates and sweater dryer racks behind louvered doors with a dedicated extraction fan complete the second floor. The third floor features a large project room with numerous built-ins, bedroom with full bath and morning kitchen, a secondary study with abundant custom storage, and a private guest suite with sitting room and full bath. All levels of the home are accessible by the elevator. The lower level yields unexpected surprises for a home of this vintage. The gym, with reinforced floor and walls, has a dedicated ventilation extractor. A sauna and a full bath are located off the recreation room. A separate hallway leads to a 3000 bottle wine cellar with antique stone flooring, rough hewn plaster, and separate temperature control with remote monitoring. Seasonal living space outside includes a large, covered porch overlooking a generous heated plaster pool and slate patio. Pool house has a nicely equipped kitchen, changing area, and full bathroom. Extended family, visitors or staff will be comfortable in the apartment located above the pool house and two-car garage.
Office: 22 X 13 - Upper 2
Bedroom 5: 13 X 19 - Upper 2
Bonus Room: 16 X 10 - Upper 2
Sitting Room: 17 X 12 - Upper 2
Study: 18 X 12 - Upper 1
Bedroom 3: 22 X 12 - Upper 1
Laundry: 13 X 7 - Upper 1
Bedroom 2: 17 X 14 - Upper 1
Primary Bed: 16 X 23 - Upper 1
Bedroom 4: 15 X 18 - Upper 1
Sitting Room: 18 X 14 - Main
Study: 16 X 14 - Main
Family Room: 18 X 18 - Main
Mud Room: 10 X 9 - Main
Living Room: 24 X 18 - Main
Breakfast Room: 13 X 14 - Main
Foyer: 39 X 14 - Main
Other: 11 X 6 - Main
Dining Room: 20 X 22 - Main
Exercise Room: 19 X 18 - Lower 1
Other: 16 X 6 - Lower 1
Other: 25 X 16 - Lower 1
Family Room: 21 X 27 - Lower 1
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Pool: Yes - Personal
Hot Water Heating, Natural Gas, Central A/C, Electric, Hot Water - Natural Gas, Public Water, Public Sewer, Circuit Breakers, Underground, Upper Floor Laundry
Detached Garage, Driveway, Additional Storage Area, Garage Door Opener, Detached Garage Spaces #: 2;
Attic, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Chair Railings, Additional Stairway, Full Basement, Improved Basement, Interior Access Basement, Outside Entrance Basement, Hardwood Flooring, Accessibility - Elevator, Bay/Bow Windows, Palladian Windows, Replacement Windows, French Doors, Storm Doors, Security System
Tile Roof, Stone Exterior, Balcony, Patio(s), Porch(es), Exterior Lighting, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Water Fountains, Fenced Pool, Heated Pool, In Ground Pool
Front Yard, Landscaping, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Park/Greenbelt, Fully Fenced
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Public Elementary (30 schools)
Public Middle (10 schools)
|duPont (Alexis I.) Middle School||Red Clay Consolidated School District||6–8||Greenville||0.87 mi|
|First State School||Red Clay Consolidated School District||2–12||Wilmington||1.29 mi|
|Bayard Middle School||Christina School District||6–8||Wilmington||1.43 mi|
|Odyssey Charter School||Odyssey Charter School||K–11||Wilmington||1.69 mi|
|Great Oaks Charter School||Great Oaks Charter School||6–9||Wilmington||1.73 mi|
|duPont (Pierre S.) Middle School||Brandywine School District||6–8||Wilmington||1.85 mi|
|Douglass School||Christina School District||3–12||Wilmington||1.9 mi|
|Springer Middle School||Brandywine School District||6–8||Wilmington||3.26 mi|
|Gateway Lab School||Gateway Lab School||3–8||Wilmington||3.28 mi|
|McCullough (Calvin R. ) Middle School||Colonial School District||6–8||New Castle||4.59 mi|
Public High (13 schools)
Private (25 schools)
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This report is a detailed community overview for Wilmington (19806), Delaware.
- Average travel time to work for people in this community: 22
- Average salary of people in this community: $73,507
- Population Density (ppl / mile): 5,090
- Household Size (ppl): 1.86
- Households w/ Children: 24%
- Owned: 2,681 (45.1%)
- Rented: 2,475 (41.6%)
- Vacant: 795 (13.4%)
- Total: 5,951
The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.
Climate and Weather
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- Less than 9th Grade: 1.3%
- Some High School: 2.2%
- High School Graduate: 12.8%
- Some College: 13.2%
- Associate Degree: 5.1%
- Bachelor's Degree: 36.3%
- Graduate Degree: 29.1%
Median Income: $69,790
The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- Studio: $672
- One Bedroom: $1,025
- Two Bedroom: $1,346
- Three Bedroom: $1,720
- Four Bedroom: $1,645
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