October 5th: Peek Inside All of Your Favorite Old Houses for Sale in Delaware!


by Elizabeth Finkelstein

Shopping for an old house in Delaware? Mark your calendars for October 5th from 1-4pm for Delaware State-Wide Historic Open House Day, when scores of old houses for sale across the state will be open to the public! Sigh. I just LOVE when realtors go above and beyond to market old houses. Sophia Bilinsky is one of CIRCA’s star realtors, and she’s organized this fantastic event to show off the first state’s first homes. I’ve pasted the press release below, and you can visit the event website for more information. New York realtors, can you please take the lead and organize something like this so I can house gawk for an afternoon!?

GREENVILLE, DE: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Fox & Roach REALTORS®, (BHHS Fox & Roach) the largest real estate brokerage in the Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey market, announces the first ever Delaware State-Wide Historic Open House Day scheduled for October 5, 2014. Homes that are over 100 years old and over $400,000 in asking price that are currently for sale, will open their doors from 1 – 4PM to the general public.
Organizing agent, Sophia Bilinsky, said “We wanted to create an event that showcases some of Delaware’s first properties ever built and create an event where the interested general public can come to Delaware to view all of these historic gems at one time. Many of these homes would not typically be open to the public but their owners have graciously agreed to participate in this state-wide event.”
Participating properties span the state – from the Greenville and Wilmington area to Milford and Bethany Beach. There is something for all price points, from $400,000 to $2,500,000. Architectural styles range from early one-room, 1700’s style farm homes to Victorians, many exquisitely restored and remodeled to suit today’s lifestyle.
Admission is free. For a list of participating homes, please visit www.DEHistoricOpenHomeTour.com and for more information contact the organizing agent, Sophia Bilinsky at 252-267-2701 or sophia.bilinsky@foxroach.com.

Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”



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