On the Market: Huge Beachfront/Lakefront Mansion in Rehoboth
This spectacularly situated house for sale sits in the middle of the narrow strip of land separating the Atlantic Ocean from Silver Lake at Rehoboth's south end.
I can remember a time when there was just one house at the south end of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk.
That time has long since passed. Today, East Lake Drive — the private lane that extends south from the end of the boardwalk at Prospect Street — is lined with a string of spectacular beachfront houses.
The owner who had this one built has put it on the market. Which means we all now have a rare opportunity to look inside one of these spectacular beachfront houses and find out just how much this real estate is worth. And one lucky buyer will have the opportunity to join this small community of most fortunate Rehoboth residents.
Cutting to the chase: If the other houses around this one are comparable, East Lake Drive has become Rehoboth’s Millionaires’ Row. And this little strip may house the most valuable houses on either the Jersey Shore or the Delaware Coast.
So what does $11 million buy you?
One huge, lavishly decorated house with balconies and decks for days, plus its own private beach, that’s what.
This house for sale lies outside the Rehoboth Beach city limits on land that once belonged to the Du Pont family. The land bordering the ocean and the lake remains in private hands too, which means you can enjoy the beach undisturbed except by the occasional passer-by taking the waterside route to neighboring Dewey Beach.
It’s designed so that every one of its six bedrooms enjoys a balcony or deck with a view of either the ocean or Silver Lake. Each bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom, and there’s another full bath and a powder room tossed in for good measure.
Both the entrance foyer and the great room soar two stories high, and there’s a second foyer upstairs that leads to the third-floor bedrooms.
Tray ceilings and elaborate woodwork abound in this beach mansion’s guest and private spaces. So do granite countertops in its kitchen and bathrooms.
Other luxurious extras include an elevator serving all five levels, an octagonal media room with a 125-inch projection screen, and a panoramic observation deck accessed by stairs from the top-floor master bedroom. There’s also garage parking for four cars.
And in addition to the huge main-floor deck overlooking the beach, there’s also a pier and gazebo on the lake.
Rehoboth is known for its great shopping, eclectic dining, lively nightlife and active LGBT community. You can enjoy all of this with just a short bike ride from this magnificent house for sale. Assuming, that is, that you ever leave it once you move in.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 7 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 8,871
SALE PRICE: $11,100,000
6 E. Lake Dr., Rehoboth Beach, Del. 19971 [Tom Desper | Long & Foster Real Estate]