This gracious home is the dream property for anyone who enjoys entertaining and refined country living. Convenient to both Dover and Wilmington and an easy drive to Washington D.C, this property is situated on 13.4 acres it includes a 4BR, 4.2 bath main residence, a 1BR/1BA caretaker's apartment over the detached 2 car garage and a horse barn with a beautiful studio above it overlooking a gorgeous 2 acre pond. The original portion of the home was built in 1740 and it has undergone numerous updates and additions since then. In addition to the beautiful formal entry and drawing room, there is a library, conservatory, magnificent ballroom, 2 formal dining rooms -- one of which can seat 20 people comfortably, an updated chef's kitchen, a cozy den with real stone fireplace, a home theater room, a beautiful master bedroom suite with 2 wood burning fireplaces and 2 full baths, stunning updated bathrooms throughout, and gorgeous period moldings and details. The studio is located above the barn and can function as a separate home office -- fully equipped with a spacious powder room, kitchenette, closet, balcony overlooking the pond, and magnificent light filled picture windows. The caretaker's cottage is designed to provide living space to any onsite employees that you might want to oversee the management and maintenance of the home or to house any guests that would like their own space. Bring your horses, enjoy your private pond and beautiful vistas, and most importantly, invite and entertain your friends in style! From the magnificent gated entry to the beautifully updated and detailed interior, this property is an exquisite, one-of-a-kind residence -- built to meet the requirements of the most discerning buyer.