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Elegant former governor’s mansion asks $3.6M

The historic home was built in 1905 by Delaware Governor Charles Miller

A stone home from 1905 sits behind shady trees. There’s a path leading up to the home and green grass on either side of the path.

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.

A double-entry foyer features a geometric pattern inlaid into the wood flooring, green patterned wallpaper, and white crown molding trim.
Guests are welcomed to the house through a double-entry foyer with inlaid wood flooring, elaborate woodworking, and crown moldings.
A formal dining room has blue wallpaper, gold curtains, a marble fireplace, and a large round dining table.
The dining room features custom blue silk moire wallpaper and a marble fireplace.
An eat-in kitchen has a blue bench, white table, and wooden chairs.
A more casual eat-in kitchen and cozy family room.
A brown sitting room has an Oriental rug, leather chairs, and wooden floors.
A sitting room features another marble fireplace.
A bedroom features pink gingham bed and bench, with a white fireplace and chandelier.
One of six bedrooms in the home.
A spacious wine storage room has stone floors, a small round table, and wine shelves throughout.
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.
A pool sits in front of a pool house with stone and a second-story patio.
Perks outside include a heated pool and patio, a guest house, and gardens designed by Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects.