Step back in time with this beautifully preserved Historic Lewes canal-front home powered by green energy. This unique historic residence is on the market for the first time in a quarter century. The prime location offers walkability to downtown restaurants, shops and the beach. Originally owned by Thomas Rodney, the youngest brother of Caesar Rodney (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), this 18th century home features four original working fireplaces, reinforced with modern masonry, including the seven-foot kitchen fireplace, historic original handmade brick, exposed oak beams (rumored to originally be part of a ship), beautiful original wide plank wood floor boards and pegged oak wall framing, abundance of custom built-in~s, and oak breakfast nook. Views throughout home overlook the magnificent gardens, boats on the canal, and the Lightship Overfalls.Explore the lush gardens including the secret rear garden off of the potential in-law suite.This home has restored its historic materials ~ floors, fireplaces, trim and other historic resources. The electrical, plumbing, masonry, roofing and cedar siding have been renovated to the original style with updated state-of-the-art energy efficiency, with all new laminated glass storm resistant windows. The walls are super-insulated with foam to R-45 and ceiling to R-100 with photovoltaic (PV) panels producing energy (as much as the house consumes in the summer). The lower level has a recent split-system HVAC. Also, the surrounding forest shade garden naturally cools the house eliminating the need for mechanical AC. An energy-efficient hybrid-electric heater provides hot water. Cedar shingles and shutters on antique 18th century cast iron hardware add to this homes original allure.
Built-Ins, Crown Molding, Double/Dual Staircase, Exposed Beams, Master Bath(s), Pantry, Skylight(s), Wood Floors
Dishwasher, Dryer, Refrigerator, Oven/Range-Electric, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater - High-Efficiency
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