Magnificent Arden Home located on one of the most secluded parcels backing up to the creek in Ardentown. Homes of this size and quality are rarely available in Arden. Years of meticulous workmanship has made this 100% custom home with hand selected craft finishes from around the world. You arrive at this home, designed in classic Arden Tudor architecture, via the paver path through enchanted gardens to the stone portico where you are greeted by a leaded glass door opening onto the foyer with grand staircase. Throughout the house you will find a rich selection of natural wood trim and exposed Douglas Fir beams where rustic feel meets modern comfort. Consider the cozy living room adorned with two large windows of stained and beveled glass framed in ornate natural wood casement complemented by the carved wooden fireplace mantle with inlaid tile reminiscent of M.C. Escher. The updated eat-in kitchen features abundant granite workspaces and ample Hickory cabinetry, new stainless refrigerator, tile backsplash, new travertine tile floor, deep double stainless sink and is completed with a breakfast bar. The kitchen space flows into the expansive family/Florida room with its window-lined wall offering a panoramic view the rear patio and endless forest. The second floor features 4 generous bedrooms with a spacious master bedroom opening onto a private balcony/deck and has a newly renovated en-suite bathroom with roomy tiled shower, double vanity sinks, private toilet room and a Jacuzzi tub. On this level you will find hardwood floors, skylights, and ceiling fans throughout. The lower level features an NCC registered one bedroom apartment (approx 900SF) . The current (ideal) tenant pays $800/month and would like to stay if agreeable to new owner. It could also be a nice in-law suite with its separate entrance and dedicated laundry. Need creative space? The detached studio (19x22) and lower level workshop will accommodate all your project needs. Relax with family and friends in absolute privacy on the rear patio, surrounded by mature trees and gardens with a Koi Pond. The community of Arden is well known for its rich artistic culture and events, its iconic community centers and its unique single tax governance. It is hard to beat the location just minutes from I-95 and all the North Wilmington amenities. Easy commute to Wilmington and Philadelphia. The all in "Arden Tax is approximately $3913.