300 Main Street Odessa, DE
$ 649,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#DENC2011306
  • TypePending
  • CountyNEW CASTLE
  • CityOdessa
  • AreaSouth Of The Canal
  • NeighborhoodOdessa
  • Zip19730
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1770
  • Taxes$ 2883
  • Price$ 649,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage2625
  • Lot Size0.78 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby's International
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Step back in time with this impeccably maintained 1770's home located in the heart of Historic Odessa! Homes of this caliber are so rarely offered for sale. The "Mailly House" has only had 3 owners over last 250 years! The unparalleled craftsmanship and style of yesteryear are coupled with modern amenities and the comforts of today. The unique and stately history of this home has attracted national attention, which is why it was featured on HGTV's "If These Walls Could Talk" and on the cover of Beautiful House's Colonial Homes magazine. The Mailly family owned the home for the first 200 years and built a fabulous addition in their time of stewardship, which perfectly mirrors the 17th century craftsmanship as seen in the architectural details and the abundance of built-in cabinetry of this stunning home. The kitchen boasts the highest quality modern stainless steel appliances, an expansive island, a grand fireplace, an eat-in kitchen area, huge picture windows, Amish-milled black walnut floors sourced from Lancaster County, and truly one-of-a kind cabinetry built with the craftsmanship of a master. The Starnes family were the second stewards of this home and Dr. Starnes was a prolific and master woodworker. He is a legend in Odessa and his work is coveted by families near and far. Examples of his work were featured in the book "Mark of the Kite" in which Dr. Starnes masterworks can be seen. Starnes masterwork can also be seen in his custom built cabinetry throughout the kitchen, which offers ample storage and beautiful design. Mr. Starnes masterworks can be seen in the listing photos and are a testament to the quality of this impeccable home. Dr. Starnes also built a massive garage for his workshop, which features spaces for four cars, a large temperature controlled room, an extra work room, and an expansive barn-like storage space, that if finished, would almost double the square footage of the home. The deep pastoral lot features multiple outbuildings and sheds, a relaxing brick patio, which is shaded by what one arborist thinks may actually be the largest pecan tree in Delaware, and ample space for the next stewards of the "Mailly House" to build a resort style pool & gardens. This incomparable home features the timeless quality and detail that cannot be recreated today. The current owners have been incredible stewards of the "Mailly House" and have sparred no expense to maintain the quality that this home deserves. With unique period hardware, wood molding, 6 fireplaces, brick work, master woodworking, copper gutters, metal roofs, and mature trees this one-of-a-kind home is ready to for the fourth stewards of the home to take it into it's fifth century in the style and care that it deserves. Will that fortunate owner be you? Reach out to see this unparalleled home today!

High School
Middletown High School
Price History
12/4/2021 Listed $649,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility None
Appliances Cooktop, Oven - Wall
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Basement Partial
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Brick, Stucco
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Ductless/Mini-Split
Days on Market 10
Electric Underground
Exclusions See property disclosure
Exterior Features Outbuilding(s), Secure Storage
Flooring Wood
Garage Spaces 4.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Hot Water
Interior Features Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Eat-In
Legal Subdivision ODESSA
Levels 2.5
Location Type Downtown
Lot Size Square Feet 33977.00
MLS Area South Of The Canal (30907)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Porch(es), Brick
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 247.24
Property Type Residential
Roof Metal
School District 300200396893
Security Features Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name ODESSA
Tax Annual Amount 2883.0
Tax Lot 027
Tax Year 2021
Total Rooms 8
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Trees/Woods
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning 24R-1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 2625
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 0.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N No
Fireplace Y/N No
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil, Electric
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Living Area 2625
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Other, Attic
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 3
Total Fireplaces 6

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 4
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry, Garage - Rear Entry, Garage - Side Entry
Inclusions See property disclosure
Lot Dimensions 96.00 x 346.50
Lot Features Level
Lot Size Acres 0.78
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Features Private, Paved Parking, Paved Driveway
Total Parking Spaces 8
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Attic Unspecified Attic - Walk-Up,Attic - Floored
Bedroom 1 10 X 15 Upper 1
Bedroom 2 10 X 13 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 7 X 10 Upper 1
Dining Room 16 X 17 Main Fireplace - Other
Family Room 12 X 16 Main Fireplace - Other
Kitchen 17 X 22 Main Kitchen - Electric Cooking,Island,Double Sink,Fireplace - Other
Living Room 17 X 18 Main Fireplace - Other
Other 10 X 17 Upper 1 SUN ROOM
Primary Bedroom 17 X 17 Upper 1
Primary Bedroom Unspecified


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Pending Average in 19730

AVG $490K
AVG $2,385
AVG 71
Year Built
AVG 1858
AVG 30
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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