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23606 Thomas Paine Drive
Millsboro, DE 19966
Full Baths
Interior SqFt
Central A/C
Taxes (2023)
1,184 Quarterly
Cap Fee
Additional Details Below


This modest sized, energy efficient home with one-level living is the one you've been seeking! Quick move-in available and sellers will pay the buyer's club membership initiation fee *and* the Homeowners Association capitalization fee; a total value of $6,000! Enjoy living in this popular 55+ community with luxurious club membership amenities near everything you need---the bays, golf, restaurants, services and more Watch the sun rise while you enjoy coffee on your covered front porch, and then watch it set from your gorgeous patio while enjoying some wine with your guests (privacy hedge behind and view of nearby pond)! Sensible space with first floor living in this Schell Brothers "Osprey" floor plan with a genuine great-room concept , where all the living spaces are open to one another with no walls between (primary room, dining area, and kitchen) and access to the patio - great for entertaining! The back yard patio has a beautiful stone paver design, built-in grill, half-wall surround with built-in ambience lighting AND additional sliding glass doors from the owner's suite - plus a view of the nearby pond! Well maintained and thoughtfully appointed with features including vaulted family room, vaulted dining area, both with lots of natural light coming in from the back of the home, hardwood floors, 1st floor laundry located near the garage. The kitchen offers all LG brand stainless steel appliances including a 5-burner gas stove, French door inverter linear refrigerator, beautiful subway tile backsplash, under-cabinet lighting, center island with sink, dishwasher and breakfast bar built in, granite countertops, pantry, ample cabinetry and counter space! The owner's suite with private access to the patio, tray ceiling with ceiling fan, walk-in closet, tile/glass step-in shower, double bowl vanity with transom window above. There is 1 guest room and 2nd full bath at the front of the home PLUS a flex room (aka 'office') to use however you need! The 20 x 23 garage offers a crafting/work bench, man door plus epoxy-coated floor! AND there is a *large double-door storage closet* in the garage! Located in the 55+ club membership community of "Independence", with its award-winning clubhouse amenities including indoor/outdoor lap and aerobic pools, massage rooms, billiards, theatre, and SO much more! Convenient to bays, beaches, golf and stores! Stores/services-3 miles, Baywood Greens public golf course - 4 miles, Freedom Boat Club - 6 miles, Rehoboth Beach - 11, Lewes/Cape Henlopen State Park - 12. **Energy efficient home with a geothermal system for primary heating and cooling, solar panels (owned) which are set up for NET metering plus a private well on the property for irrigation needs without increasing your public water bill. The current owner's solar and geothermal utility costs are significantly less than other homes in Indy with annual out-of-pocket costs for propane around $600, around $1,200 for electricity, and another $500 for routine maintenance service. Also: whole-house water filtration system, tankless water heater. The garage floor offers an epoxy finished floor, a man-door to the side yard, and a double-door storage closet, and a coat closet as your enter the home from here and a 2nd one at the front of the home.) Fees explained: quarterly Homeowners Association dues of $650 + quarterly club dues of $534 = COMBINED TOTAL OF $1184/QUARTER (....or....$394.66/month). Separate one-time, nonrefundable Independence Club INITIATION fee= $5,000 (seller will pay this). Property management collects a one-time 'transfer/processing fee' of $175.00

Room sizes

Dining Room
11 x 11  Main Level
13 x 10  Main Level
Family Room
15 x 13  Main Level
Primary Bath
10 x 10  Main Level
6 x 6  Main Level
Master Bed
13 x 13  Main Level
Bedroom 2
13 x 11  Main Level
10 x 10  Main Level
Full Bath
8 x 5  Main Level


Driving Directions

Route 5 to George Washington Ave. Follow to clubhouse. Left-Samuel Adams. 1st right-Franklin Roosevelt. 1st right-Thomas Paine. House on left (corner of Oliver Wolcott).

Listing Details

Architectural Type

Ranch/Rambler, Bungalow, Coastal, Cottage


Garage - Front Entry, Additional Storage Area


Asphalt Driveway, Attached Garage

Interior Features

Hardwood, Carpet


Crawl Space

Interior Features

Floor Plan - Open, Wood Floors, Kitchen - Gourmet, Door Features: Sliding Glass, Laundry: Main Floor


Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer

Rooms List

Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Kitchen, Family Room, Study, Laundry, Full Bath

Exterior Features


Lot Features


Exterior Features

BBQ Grill, Extensive Hardscape, Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Patio(s), Frame, Vinyl Siding

HOA/Condo Information
HOA Frequency




HOA Fee Includes

Common Area Maintenance, Management, Recreation Facility, Snow Removal, Lawn Maintenance, Trash, Road Maintenance, Pool(s)

Community Features

Club House, Pool - Indoor, Pool - Outdoor, Retirement Community, Tennis Courts, Bar/Lounge, Common Grounds, Fitness Center, Party Room, Jog/Walk Path, Billiard Room


Geothermal, Heat Pump(s), Central A/C, Geothermal


Heat Pump(s), Geo-thermal

Hot Water

Natural Gas


Public Sewer


Public, Well

Additional Utilities

Under Ground, Electric: 200+ Amp Service

Property History



Assessment : 25,600
Zoning: Ar-1
Lattitude : 38.663542
Longitude : -75.232213
MLS# : DESU2040308
Views : 152
Listing Courtesy: Gail Carpenter of Active Adults Realty


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