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55-Acre DuPont Estate With Bowling Lane Asks $2.3M

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Photos via Long and Foster - Greenville

Featuring marble fireplaces, a library, two greenhouses, and a landscaped lawn straight out of Melancholia, this 55-acre Greenville estate in Wilmington, Delaware, asking $2,295,000, kind of makes you feel like there may be more to Delaware than just tax-free shopping. Built by Victor DuPont in the mid 1930's, this center hall colonial features nine bedrooms, nine and a half baths, a sweeping curved staircase, and arched doorways accented with wainscoting. There is a grand formal living room (or, on days like today, "room where your children can run wild without the fear their eyeballs will freeze), and a parlor with floor to ceiling windows affording views of the Hoopes Reservoir. The kitchen includes soapstone counters and a Farmhouse sink. There's an in-law suite on the first floor, and upstairs, the Master Suite, and quite a few additional bedrooms and bathrooms. The property also boasts an in-ground pool and a three-bedroom guesthouse. And here's music to your frozen ears: the finished lower level features a fireplace and a bowling lane. No one will ever be allowed to whine "I'm booooored" ever ever again.

· 1620 New London Road [Estately]