Delaware Home: Chateau Country for City Chic
Explore this 3,500 square foot, two-story condo that overlooks Brandywine Creek.
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As a house hunter, Jack Varsalona is the ultimate consumer. The president of Wilmington University is a pragmatist and an entrepreneur, qualities he has harnessed to grow the school into a regional powerhouse for career-focused students.
That sense of vision also applies to finding an ideal home. Call it Ph.D.: Perfect Home Discernment.
“You have to look at a property as it is—and at what it could become,” he says.
Varsalona was raised in a rowhouse in Trenton, N.J., with a total of six rooms, each 10 feet by 12 feet. It was a traditional home in a vibrant urban neighborhood.
He’s always been keen on the great outdoors. For several years, he enjoyed living in a six-bedroom farmhouse on an estate in northern New Castle County.
He delights in watching leaves turn from green to gold in autumn. But there’s little time for raking and bagging. New-fallen snow is fresh and lovely. But digging out the car is a chore.