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This historic home has plenty of room for your own business

Jan 08, 2015 09:28PM ● By Kerigan Butt

This 1800s home at 1191 Boyds Corner Road in Middletown has large garages and outbuildings that would make it an ideal spot for a home and business.

By John Chambless

Staff Writer

There's a classic phrase in the world of real estate that “The possibilities are endless.” In the case of the 1800s home and outbuildings at 1191 Boyds Corner Road, that statement is absolutely true.

Situated on just over four acres near the Route 1 offramps, this property could be an ideal spot for a bed and breakfast, a combination home and business, or a place to house your family and the in-laws in comfort.

The main house is more than 180 years old, but has been very well maintained and updated with modern amenities. There are six bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, including a luxurious master bath with a free-standing, oval soaking tub. The kitchen has been completely updated with granite countertops, a large island, built-in cabinets and a breakfast area. Vintage touches abound, such as four working fireplaces with original woodwork, a grand central staircase, a bay window and a fireplace in the kitchen.

There is plenty of space for workshops or car storage, including a three-car attached garage and a separate four-car garage building that would be an ideal “man cave.” The second floor over the detached garage has a second-floor billiard and game room. Even more space is open in the finished, walk-up attic that spans the home.

But the possibilities don't stop there. Another two-story building on the property holds a wood shop and office, and was the former site of an antiques shop. It would be an idea location for your own home business.

Modern updates include central air, oil heating supplemented by a wood-burning stove, and a sunny enclosed porch that would be an ideal spot to enjoy the passing seasons. The home is in the Appoquinimink School District.

The property is being offered at $874,900 through Patterson Price Real Estate Middletown. To schedule your own tour, or for more information, call 302-378-9550 or visit

To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, e-mail [email protected].

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