16 Shipcarpenter Square, Lewes, DE 19958-1246 $1,895,000

Beds/Baths: 4/3.1
Interior Sq. Ft: 2,935
Acreage: 0.32
Age:144 years
MLS#: DESU2046796
Subdivision: Shipcarpenter Sq


ICONIC LEWES LANDMARK! Truly a one-of-a-kind stately & historic home, located in the desirable community of Shipcarpenter Square on a beautifully landscaped corner lot! The home was originally commissioned in 1879 by River Boat Captain James Orton, located on 4th Street, and moved in 1984 to its current location as part of the creation of Shipcarpenter Square. Fast forward to modern day and the current home is extensively updated to modern-day sensibilities & expectations, with major renovations in 2018 to the kitchen / dining area & other aspects of the interior – all while retaining the home’s authentic Victorian character & charm. The interior renovations, coupled with meticulous exterior renovations (including extensive repairs & improvements to trim, siding & porches, a complete renovation of the exterior landscaping, major enhancements of the outdoor living spaces, the addition of a new 2 car garage complete with a temperature-controlled and remote-lift storage loft above garage & an additional insulated storage area, a custom outdoor shower, replacement of the entire roof w/ cedar shingles in 2019, and repainting & repair of the entire exterior in 2023) – truly make this a property that has paid attention to all the details and exceeds expectations on every level! Note: See MLS attachments for detailed summary of home and all recent renovations & improvements.

Bedroom 4: Upper 2
Full Bath: Upper 2
Primary Bed: Upper 1
Primary Bath: Upper 1
Laundry: Upper 1
Bedroom 2: Upper 1
Bedroom 3: Upper 1
Full Bath: Upper 1
Foyer: Main
Living Room: Main
Dining Room: Main
Kitchen: Main
Family Room: Main
Office: Main
Half Bath: Main

Taxes: $3,270
Home Assoc: $400/Annually
Condo Assoc: No
Garage: Y
Basement: N
Pool: No Pool
School Dist: Cape Henlopen


HOA: Yes;

Forced Air Heating, Heat Pump(s), Zoned Heating, Electric, Oil, Propane - Owned, Central A/C, Zoned Cooling, Electric, Hot Water - Tankless, Public Water, Public Sewer, Upper Floor Laundry

Detached Garage, Driveway, Garage Door Opener, Garage - Rear Entry, Detached Garage Spaces #: 2;

Ceiling Fan(s), Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Gourmet, Primary Bath(s), Pantry, Hardwood Flooring, Tile/Brick Flooring, Gas/Propane Fireplace, Accessibility - Level Entry - Main, Window Screens

Crawl Space Foundation, Architectural Shingle Roof, Shingle Siding, Stick Built Exterior, Wood Siding, Patio(s), Porch(es), Screened Porch/Deck, Outside Shower

Corner Lot, Front Yard, Landscaping, Rear Yard, Garden/Lawn View, Fully Fenced

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Public Elementary (1 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Shields (Richard A.) Elementary School Cape Henlopen School District K–5 Lewes 0.67 mi

Public Middle (1 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Beacon Middle School Cape Henlopen School District 6–8 Lewes 4.32 mi

Public High (1 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Cape Henlopen High School Cape Henlopen School District 9–12 Lewes 1.34 mi

Private (1 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
Legal Name Bethel Preschool Of Lewes Inc. Methodist Preschool–K Lewes 0.3 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for Lewes (19958), Delaware.

Community Quick Facts

  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 27
  • Average salary of people in this community: $58,361

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 462
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.10
  • Households w/ Children: 26%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 10,856 (60.6%)
  • Rented: 1,968 (11.0%)
  • Vacant: 5,094 (28.4%)
  • Total: 17,918

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Total: 27,123
Households: 12,824
Median Age: 60.70

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.



Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 1.3%
  • Some High School: 4.4%
  • High School Graduate: 22.4%
  • Some College: 17.0%
  • Associate Degree: 11.3%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 22.7%
  • Graduate Degree: 20.9%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $74,544

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Two Bedroom: $1,126
  • Three Bedroom: $1,398
  • Four Bedroom: $1,827

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Contact Information

Listing Courtesy of: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty , (302) 645-6661

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Listing data as of 10/02/2023.

16 Shipcarpenter Square, Lewes, DE 19958-1246

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