207 W 4Th Street

Lewes, DE
$ 739,950 Beds 4 Baths 2.5 Sq 2,675
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From the minute you open the door, you know that you have stepped back in time to old world craftsmanship. History indicates that the distinct style of this Federalist home was started in 1860, hand crafted by a ship carpenter, using wood and parts from shipwrecks. The original part of the home is thought to be at least 160 years old, begun before the beginning of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln becoming President! The unusual character of this home boasts original old-time plank floors, exposed beams, expansive rooms with vaulted ceilings and the sense that you are standing in the presence of carpentry genius. This 3-story, 2675 square foot distinct, eclectic style home w/modern conveniences, offers 4+ bedrms, 2.5 baths, a 1st & 2nd fl M-Bedrm, & is located in the heart of Lewes, originally the Dutch settlement called Zwaanendael (Swan Valley). It is an easy 2 block walk to historic downtown Lewes where you can enjoy year-round shopping and dining, as you stroll to the harbor or Lewes Beach.The solid wood floors with open beamed ceilings, attests to its amazing history. From the front door, you are greeted with a beautiful wood floor in the foyer & staircase. To your right is a large sunlit 1st fl M-bedrm. To the left is a multi-use room w/a closet that has served as a 1st fl Guest bedrm, library, and a music room where concerts were held. There is a spacious living room w/ a pellet burning stove. The previous owners were architects who renovated & rebuilt this home 20+ years ago, designing a spaciously large open kitchen, dining room w/ vaulted ceilings w/original wood flooring. A large screened in porch to relax and dine overlooks a fenced in private oasis, garden walkway and terrace with mature perennials & trees including an original fig tree. There is plenty of private outdoor space allowing you to step away from the hustle and bustle of life. There are 2 staircases, front & rear leading to the 2nd & 3rd floor. The 2nd floor offers a sitting rm, family rm, bedroom, full bath, and a separate laundry rm. The 3rd flr offers a bedrm, half bath & a large open loft overlooking the 2nd floor family rm. >>>This home is for those that love Lewes and appreciate our colonial history and want to own a piece of history in Lewes.<<< The average home sale price in historic district of Lewes is approx. $350 per sq ft; this home is competitively priced at only $277 per sq ft which allows a new owner to make or add any personal improvements that they desire. >>> This historic home is AN ESTATE SALE & THIS IS PRICED TO SELL.<<<


  • Price
  • $ 739,950
  • Lot Size
  • 6,098 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Sqr Footage
  • 2,675
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 2
  • Year Built
  • 1860
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • City, Zip
  • Lewes
  • Taxes
  • 1882
  • County
  • Style
  • Colonial
  • Area
  • Lewes Rehoboth Hundred
  • MLS#
  • DESU153030
  • Zip
  • 19958
Listing Provided by: RE/MAX Realty Group Rehoboth



Acceptable Financing Conventional, Cash
Accessibility None
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer - Electric, Microwave, Oven/Range - Electric, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Heater
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Cedar
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Elementary School RICHARD A. SHIELDS
Exterior Features Exterior Lighting, Secure Storage, Sidewalks, Other
Flooring Hardwood, Tile/Brick, Wood, Carpet
Garage Y/N No
Heating Forced Air, Other
High School District CAPE HENLOPEN
Interior Features Combination Kitchen/Dining, Exposed Beams, Window Treatments, Built-Ins, Ceiling Fan(s), Dining Area, Double/Dual Staircase, Entry Level Bedroom, Kitchen - Country, Primary Bath(s), Pantry, Skylight(s)
Junior High BEACON
Legal Subdivision LEWES-REHOBOTH
Levels 3
Location Type Downtown
MLS Area Lewes Rehoboth Hundred (31009)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Gravel Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es), Screened, Terrace
Possession 0-30 Days CD, Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 276.62
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Good, Very Good
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Shingle
Security Features Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Sussex DE Quadrants East of Rt 1
Tax Year 2019
Utilities Cable TV, Phone Connected, Propane
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Garden/Lawn
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning TN

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 2675
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N No
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 2 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 2
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N No
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Propane - Leased, Other
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Laundry Type Has Laundry, Upper Floor
Living Area 2675
Main Level Bedrooms 2
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Kitchen, Library, 2nd Stry Fam Rm, Sun/Florida Room, Laundry, Loft, Bonus Room, Screened Porch
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 4
Total Rooms 14
Window Features Screens, Skylights

Exterior Features

Door Features Sliding Glass, Storm
Fencing Wood, Fully, Other
Foundation Details Crawl Space
Lot Dimensions 70.00 x 93.00
Lot Features Landscaping, Rear Yard, Road Frontage, Front Yard, Level, Private, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 0.14
Lot Size Source Estimated
Lot Size Square Feet 6098.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Roadresponsibility Public
Type of Parking Driveway, Off Street
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Per Month

Based on the average sale price from the Moorestown, New Jersey office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Richard A. Shields Elementary School
Middle School Beacon Middle School
High School Cape Henlopen High School

Price History

1/10/2020 Listed $749,950
6/8/2020 2% - $739,950

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19958

AVG $540K
AVG $1,987
AVG 54
Year Built
AVG 2014


207 W 4Th Street Lewes, DE is a Single Family Home for sale at $739950 with 2675 sqft and a lot size of 6,098 SqFt Acre(s). 207 W 4Th Street Lewes has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and was built in 1860. The property's zip code is 19958 which is in Lewes, DE

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