Rehoboth Beach. This 8,000-square-foot house between Rehoboth Bay and the Atlantic Ocean boasts direct water views. The six-bedroom home has a chef's kitchen, an elevator, vaulted ceilings, and a master bedroom with walk-in closets and two bathrooms.
The exterior includes multiple balconies and a rooftop deck. $4,399,000. Lisa Barros, Ocean Atlantic/Sotheby's International Realty, (302) 227-6767.
Wilmington. This colonial home sits in the Highlands neighborhood of the state's biggest city. Built in 1900, the five-bedroom house features hardwood floors, crown molding, a library, and a master suite with a bright den that includes a fireplace.
The property has a large, heated garage with a 1,000-square-foot second floor. $810,000. Stephen Mottola, Long & Foster/Christie's International Real Estate, (302) 437-6600.
Montchanin. Rock Spring is a four-bedroom estate set on 10.9 acres that were part of a land grant given to William Penn by King Charles II. The 1930 stone home was renovated in 2007 and has coffered ceilings, original millwork, French doors, and a master suite overlooking the pool.
The property includes a separate apartment, a veranda, tennis courts, and gardens. $4,300,000. Laird Bunch, Brandywine Fine Properties/Sotheby's International Realty, (302) 654-6500.
Fenwick Island. The beach is just steps from this six-bedroom contemporary home. Details include vaulted ceilings, two master bedrooms, and a great room with a balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows. A large deck with a patio area wraps the front of the house. $1,899,999. Vickie York, Vickie York at the beach Realty, (302) 542-4457.
Dagsboro. Sitting along the shore of Indian River Bay, this four-bedroom house is about 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Details include a formal dining room, a chef's kitchen, a sunroom with a fireplace, and a ground-floor master suite with a soaking tub.
The property features a pool, a patio, and a 25-foot boat slip. $1,195,000. Allison Stine, Long & Foster/Christie's International Real Estate, (302) 280-5487.
Newark. This three-bedroom home lies on a wooded double lot. Built in 1984, the house features six fireplaces, a round room with a glass ceiling, a spiral staircase, an elevator, and an indoor pool.
A hallway leads from the main house to a room called the Treehouse, which has floor-to-ceiling windows and a wooden doomed roof. $699,000. Jack Teague, Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate, (302) 254-6598.
Lewes. This three-bedroom colonial farmhouse was built in 1792. The home includes four fireplaces, the original wide-plank floors, exposed beams, central air, and an updated cedar shake roof. The 2-acre property comes with a horse permit and the potential for commercial use. $449,900. Lisa Nicoletti, Ocean Atlantic/Sotheby's International Realty, (302) 227-6767.
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