351 Bay Ave, MILFORD, DE


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About 351 Bay Ave

Own a piece of Delaware History!! This very unique bay front property was originally part of the Slaughter Beach Hotel dating back to the late 1800's. The current owners ancestors bought this property 100 years ago and have enjoyed it through many generations! The large parcel includes 1.26 acres on the Delaware Bay with 175 feet of direct beach frontage. In 1981-83, Richard Johnson & Son Contractors were hired to completely renovate the home, by relocating and elevating it onto pilings to have a better Bay View. The former hotel was stripped down to the studs and completely rebuilt, leaving as many original features of the structure as possible (see the attached history) . It now stands 3.5 stories tall and includes, an elevator providing access to the first 3 floors, wrap around deck, living area off the kitchen, open floor plan with panoramic Delaware Bay views from each side of the home! The ground floor includes 2 living spaces as well as a second kitchen with a full bath and sauna, laundry, storage, whole house generator and new HVAC. The 2nd floor is the primary living, dining and kitchen area with a full bath. The 3rd floor provides 3 bedrooms - 2 of which have direct bay views and the 4th floor (former attic) boasts a open beam bay front loft bedroom with a private sun deck overlooking the Bay. The oversized climate controlled, detached garage with a finished office space and potential 2-story dwelling area provides extra conditioned living area and massive storage. The home was restained in early June. The elevator and whole house generator serviced and, every window in the home has been recently replaced with A-Series Anderson windows! The heating and cooling systems in both home and garage have been recently replaced and upgraded, as well. Bathroom fixtures are also new! Slaughter Beach is incorporated as a town with their own fire department, beach pavilion, recreational park including tennis/pickleball courts, basketball courts, playground equipment and over sized public parking area. The Cedar Creek marina at the North end of town provides indoor boat storage, marine services and easy boating access to the Delaware Bay through the Mispillion Inlet,. The DuPont Nature Center and public boat ramp are located across the Cedar Creek Bridge to the North. 4966-SL

Features of 351 Bay Ave

MLS® # DESU2064330
Price $2,749,000
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4.00
Full Baths 4
Square Footage 6,400
Acres 1.26
Year Built 1974
Type Single Family
Sub-Type Detached
Style Coastal, Contemporary, Craftsman, Other
Status Active

Community Information

Address 351 Bay Ave
Area Cedar Creek Hundred (31004)
State DE
Zip Code 19963


Amenities CeilngFan(s), Stall Shower, Walk-in Closet(s), Studio, Master Bedroom - Bay Front, Elevator, Sauna, Store/Office
Utilities Propane, Phone, Cable TV
Parking Asphalt Driveway
# of Garages 2
Garages Garage - Front Entry, Oversized, Additional Storage Area
View Bay, Panoramic, Water
Is Waterfront Yes
Waterfront Bay
New Construction No


Interior Features Floor Plan-Open
Appliances Built-In Range, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Oven/Range-Electric, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer, Water Heater, Icemaker
Heating Forced Air
Cooling Central A/C
Has Basement No
Fireplace No
# of Stories 3
Stories 3.5


Exterior Frame
Exterior Features Outbuilding Apartment, Porch(es), Balcony, Secure Storage, Boat Storage, Fenced-Fully, Wood Fence, Woven Wire Fence, Porch-wraparound
Lot Description Front Yard, Level, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Additional Lot(s), Flag Lot, Flood Plain, Road Frontage, Fishing Available
Windows Energy Efficient, Double Hung, ENERGY STAR Qualified, Bay/Bow
Foundation Slab, Pilings

School Information

District MILFORD
Elementary BANNEKER

Additional Information

Date Listed June 29th, 2024
Days on Market 16
Zoning TN
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

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