Historic homes often have an illustrious pedigree of former homeowners, and this six-bedroom, ten-bathroom mansion in Wilmington, Delaware, is no exception. The 10,300-square-foot home was constructed on its own city block in 1905 by Governor Charles Miller, and other former residents included Clarence Southerland, the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.
Guests are welcomed to the house through a double-entry foyer with inlaid wood flooring, elaborate woodworking, and crown moldings. The dining room features custom blue silk moire wallpaper, and throughout the home you’ll find six fireplaces (many of them marble), French doors, elegant white columns, and custom cabinetry.
Upstairs, Palladian south-facing windows let in light and a large master suite offers views of Rockford Park and the connecting parkway designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. A restoration in the early 2000s added a larger basement that now features a gym and a 3,000-bottle wine cellar with antique stone flooring. And outside, perks include a heated pool and patio, a guest house, and gardens designed by Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects. Love what you see? 1 Red Oak Road is on the market now for $3,600,000.