If you ever wanted to be neighbors with the president of the United States, here’s your chance.
The 8,700-square-foot home includes a two-story façade with nine six-panel windows with green shutters and a hipped roof, according to the New York Post. Two wings extend forward from the main house, almost like the White House does.
The house was built by Joe Morra, one of Delaware’s premier builders, who designed it as his dream home in 1998, according to its Realtor.com listing.
An 8,700-square-foot mansion on nearly two acres of Wilmington, Delaware is on sale for $2.4 million
The exterior of the home features a motor court, nine paneled windows and two wings that protrude from the center of the home, almost like the White House does
The home includes a designated work or play room with slanted ceilings on the second floor
A large winding staircase connects the first floor to the second floor, providing the home with an elegant look
There is also a designated homework nook, a bar and seating area outside of the kitchen
It features an open floor plan that allows for an abundance of natural light, and five bedrooms, each of which have their own attached bathrooms.
‘It is an unusual style for the area, which is usually in Colonial style,’ Michael Kelczewski, of Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby’s International told the Post of the Greenville neighborhood.
The area is one of the most expensive in the state, local real estate agent Stephen Mottola of Long and Foster Real Estate, told the Wall Street Journal in 2020, and is known as ‘chateau country,’ due to its large Colonial estates, many of which were built by the wealthy du Pont family.
The massive home features an open floor plan to allow for ample sunlight at all times
To the left of the entrance way is a formal dining room with a decorative fireplace mantle and another crystal chandelier handing from another decorative ceiling plate
The first-floor also includes a French country-inspired kitchen with marble countertops, ivory cabinets and stool seating
It provides the homeowner with ample space to store his or her kitchen supplies
There is also a separate kitchen nook for people to enjoy their meals or go outside and enjoy the two-acre lot
The kitchen opens up into a designated sun room surrounded by windows and doors to let in the sunlight
The expansive house for sale in the area includes a motor court and a covered entryway with wood doors, which open into a massive foyer with Brazilian hardwood finishes, tray ceilings, cathedral ceilings and wainscoting.
To the right of that entrance way is a large living room with a marble fireplace and a decorative ceiling plate, from which dangles a crystal chandelier, and to the left is a formal dining room with a decorative fireplace mantle and another crystal chandelier handing from another decorative ceiling plate.
Past that is a grand room with French doors, tray ceilings and a third fireplace with a floor to ceiling mantel installation.
The first-floor also includes a French country-inspired kitchen with a designated breakfast room, a homework nook and a bar with seating.
The kitchen is finished with ivory cabinets, marble countertops and a tile backsplash.
A sun room branches off from the kitchen, with French doors leading out to a patio for entertaining guests on the nearly 2-acre lot.
The grand room is a cozy place to relax on the couch or near the fireplace. It includes French doors that open to the yard
TThere is another fireplace in the liivng room, which includes another chandelier and plenty of light
There are a total of five bedrooms in the house, including two master bedrooms. The first floor primary bedroom is pictured
The first-floor bedroom has its own designated office space, which can fit its own couch and desk
And the bedroom has a large walk-in closet, which can fit hundreds of shirts and other supplies
The first floor primary bedroom also includes a large bathroom with a large walk-in shower and a tub
The home also has two primary bedroom suites, one on the first floor and another on the second, where there are also three other bedroom suites and a playroom or workspace.
The lower level of the home is on a slope allowing natural light to shine through the basement, which includes a home theater, a home gym and another wet bar.
The home was previously listed for $2.9 million in 2010, and was assessed last year at $275,000.
In 1998, President Joe Biden purchased the neighboring Wilmington lot, which overlooks a man-made lake for $350,000, but it is now estimated to be worth at least $2 million, according to the Journal.
There is ample storage space on the second floor near the grand staircase, with a seat near a window for people to enjoy
The basement features a home gym, and still manages to include sunlight as the lower level is on a slope
Guests can get comfortable in the basement, too, in the home theater, complete with comfortable couches, surround sound and a large screen to watch movies or television shows
But living near the president of the United States may pose some problems.
When the president is in town, security checkpoints prevent unauthorized guests from entering the immediate proximity of his home, and residents have said they have faced some disruptions over the past few years.
‘I’ve spoken to neighbors, and the only issue with that is there are occasionally unannounced transits, where they shut down everything and you can’t leave the property,’ Kelczewski told the Post, ‘so I can see that being somewhat of an encumbrance.
‘But I think [the proximity to President Biden] is a selling point,’ he added, noting that several New Yorkers and New Jerseyans have already requested tours of the home.