31370 Railway Road, Unit 2
Ocean View, DE 19970


The Legacy House

The Powell House
4 Bedrooms / 3 Baths / 3,638 Square Feet
BUILDER: Bruce Mears Designer/Builder
LANDSCAPER/DESIGNER: Homeowner and Michael McCarthy Stones
Named the "Legacy House" this 2020 canal-front home nestled in the tall pines of Tingle's Addition is a testament to the deep local family roots of recently retired homeowners Cheryl and Jeff Powell, who grew up in Sussex County and whose ancestors have been in the area since the 1700's. After living out of state for their careers the Powells returned to the area to build a home on the two lots purchased by Cheryl's parents over 60 years ago.
Family was paramount to the Powells in planning a spacious home with an open floor plan to enjoy with their children and grandchildren now and for generations to come. The home is bright and airy with tall ceilings and doors and is filled with treasured family mementos and antiques, many of which have been recycled and repurposed. A painted blue secretary in the dining area now serves as a fully stocked bar and a sheet music cabinet in the primary bedroom provides a perfect spot for storing jewelry.
The large granite kitchen island anchors all of the family activities in the main living area, while a spacious screen porch beckons from the rear of the house. A primary suite next to the living room provides full first floor living for the couple while upstairs guests enjoy three bedrooms, an adjacent lounge and open deck perched high in the trees. A slate patio down by the canal offers a cozy spot for s'mores around the fire pit.