158 E 3Rd Street

New Castle, DE
$ 520,000 Beds 5 Baths 3
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Once in while a rare chance presents itself to own a piece of American History. The J.B. Vining house ,circa 1840 is your once in a lifetime opportunity. The home of local carpenter J.B. Vining, is Located in the heart of Historic New Castle. This Empire Period on the National Register of Historical Places has undergone a full historic renovation, spanning over a year. No expense was spared in this renovation to include period correct preservation and all high end fixtures and appliances. A brand new roof, A/C, whole house plumbing and electric were completed June 2020. Also part of the renovation are three new custom full baths, elevated second floor and gourmet kitchen. All of the work is complete for you to entertain your guest and enjoy your fully custom, gourmet chef's kitchen, with an open living, dining and kitchen floor plan to create seating for 28 plus. Upon arriving to the property, you are struck by the original shutters, shutter doors, entry door and lock. Above you will see the transom mirror with hand blown glass by a renowned glass maker in Maine. The entry includes a first floor master suite with a full custom bath with separate entry to the hallway for guests. Every inch of pluming in the home is brand new, completed in June 2020 and includes a state of the art manifold to individually shut off any valve in the home. Follow the entryway and open the original interior shutter doors to reveal the open living space with tons of period character. An empire period marble fireplace mantel, period tin tile ceilings, early 1800s barn wood creating a box beam with posts, original doors with locks, original interior trim, 14 inch baseboards, early barn wood open shelving, restored original random width pine floors, and much more to discover. A tasteful dining space brings your garden in with the slate floors, three sliding Pella doors and appropriate decor. Relax day or night in your proper large English garden, spanning all the way to 4th street with a gate and convenient additional street parking. This large and private back yard Oasis begins with a pergola surrounded in shade by a mature trumpet vine. A feature only 30 plus years of growth can provide. The garden is adorned with bountiful flowers, English ivy a pond with a lion faced fountain, two seating areas, brick pathways, and hard wired landscape lighting throughout. Hummingbirds have been seen on the trumpet vine, frogs in the pond and plenty of birds in the bird bath. Back into the home, the original stair case lined with chair rail and rope wainscoting, leads to your second custom full bath. To the left, enter into your second floor large master suite complete with a functioning fireplace, elevated ceilings and a barn sliding door for the full bath. Across the hall are two more bedrooms with original features and an original pocket door separating the two. Up the stairs to the finished 3rd level, is the "grandfathered in" 5th bedroom perfect for a child or grandchildren coming to visit. A gentlemen quarters or ladies lounge awaits in the basement, surrounded by flagstone foundation. Perfect for the wine or cigar enthusiasts. A large area of the basement perfect for storage includes an egress staircase leading to your private shed for easy access and use. The seller is on the waiting list for a local masonry company to properly seal and paint the basement quarters. A credit will be provided at settlement to do so. The seller is willing to sell all of the furniture, decor and artwork, to be included in the sale at an additional price. Schedule your appointment now to take advantage of this rare opportunity.


  • Price
  • $ 520,000
  • Lot Size
  • 5,227 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 3
  • Year Built
  • 1840
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 0
  • City, Zip
  • New Castle
  • Taxes
  • 2051
  • County
  • Style
  • Colonial
  • Area
  • New Castle-Red Lion-Del.City
  • MLS#
  • DENC509016
  • Zip
  • 19720
Listing Provided by: EXP Realty



Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional, Seller Financing, Private, VA
Accessibility Other
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Washer
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Frame
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Exclusions All furniture, decor and artwork or can be included into the sale price.
Exterior Features Exterior Lighting, Water Fountains, Other
Garage Y/N No
Heating Forced Air
High School District COLONIAL
Historic Y/N Yes
Interior Features Air Filter System, Chair Railings, Curved Staircase, Entry Level Bedroom, Exposed Beams, Floor Plan - Open, Kitchen - Eat-In, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Wainscotting, Window Treatments
Legal Subdivision NEW CASTLE
Levels 4
MLS Area New Castle/Red Lion/Del.City (30904)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession 0-30 Days CD
Property Type Residential
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Architectural Shingle
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name OLD NEW CASTLE
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning 21HR
Zoning Description This property is OUTSIDE of the flood zone, no need for flood insurance

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Above Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Unfin Sqft Source Estimated
Basement Partial
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count Main Level 3.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 3
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
Full Baths 3
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Main Level Bedrooms 5
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 1
Window Features Wood Frame

Exterior Features

Inclusions LG Cafe edition refrigerator with transferable 3 year warranty, curtains, shutter blinds, matching Kitchen aid gas stove and dishwasher.
Lot Dimensions 40.00 x 128.20
Lot Features Pond, Private, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 0.12
Lot Size Source Estimated
Lot Size Square Feet 5227.20
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 2
Type of Parking Driveway, Off Street, On 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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Based on the average sale price from the Fredicksburg, VA office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Price History

9/12/2020 Listed $489,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19720

AVG $230K
AVG $1,673
AVG 37
Year Built
AVG 1964
AVG 29
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158 E 3Rd Street New Castle, DE is a Single Family Home for sale at $520000 and a lot size of 5,227 SqFt Acre(s). 158 E 3Rd Street New Castle has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and was built in 1840. The property's zip code is 19720 which is in New Castle, DE

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