14 Nine Gates Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 $1,325,000

Beds/Baths: 4/5.0
Interior Sq. Ft: 5,569
Acreage: 4.5
Age:71 years
Cape Cod
MLS#: PACT2027640
Mobile#: 6944
Subdivision: None Available


Cloudhill, currently an art collector’s retreat, is a dramatic, light-filled 4-5 bedroom 5 bath country estate in a serene and private setting near Brandywine Valley’s famous Longwood Gardens and Winterthur. Its 4.5 acres of native and specimen plantings, meadow, and woodlands include its own path into an extensive adjacent trail system covering nearly 400+ acres of conserved public open space. Just minutes away from first-class Brandywine Valley shopping, restaurants, recreation, and schools, this property is an easy commute to both Wilmington, DE (including Amtrak), and West Chester, PA, and convenient to Philadelphia and Baltimore. The main house has fine architectural details such as wood-beamed cathedral ceilings, extensive hand-forged ironwork, 3 working traditional brick Rumford fireplaces, and a wall of windows with garden views in every room. Custom finishes include reclaimed wooden barn beams, wide plank pine and walnut flooring, curved walls and ceilings, and custom floor-to-ceiling tiger maple library shelving. In addition, every room on the main floor offers access to at least one of three lovely stone and brick patios, each leading to its own picturesque garden. Garden areas include a shady courtyard with native trees, a kitchen garden with raised beds and herbs, and a sunny Mediterranean stone-terraced garden. Inside, the antique-filled gourmet kitchen, which features a commercial stove and grill adjacent to a large circular zinc countertop, opens to the expansive living, dining, and family rooms offering over 2500 sqft of entertainment space. The private upstairs master suite includes an oversized bath and steam shower, plus two walk-in closets. In a separate upstairs wing, two guest suites, each with its own bathroom, look out on gardens, woods, and meadows. An additional downstairs master suite with its own adjacent patio is currently used as an art studio and office. Outbuildings include an oversized 3-car detached garage and a large shop/storage barn readily convertible to a private guest house. Additionally, the property has a full-power backup system plus a new septic system. Designed and built with ecological considerations in mind, the house combines extensively repurposed materials, a geothermal HVAC system, and a recently planted permaculture food forest. These are just a few examples of the many distinctive features that distinguish this charmingly understated Chester County home.

Taxes: $15,747
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Garage: Y
Basement: Y
Pool: No Pool
School Dist: Kennett Consolidated


Forced Air Heating, Electric, Geo-thermal, Central A/C, Geothermal Cooling, Electric, Hot Water - Electric, Well Water, On Site Septic, Basement Laundry, Upper Floor Laundry

Detached Garage, Covered Parking, Oversized, Detached Garage Spaces #: 3;

Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Combination Dining/Living, Curved Staircase, Additional Stairway, Partial , Stone Flooring, Tile/Brick Flooring, Solid Hardwood Flooring, Wood Fireplace, 9'+ Ceilings, Beamed Ceilings, Cathedral Ceilings, Security System

Block Foundation, Stucco Exterior, Wood Siding, Patio(s), Extensive Hardscape, Stone Retaining Walls, Awning(s), Gutter System

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Public Elementary (7 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Mary D Lang Kindergarten Center Kennett Consolidated School District K Kennett Square 2.76 mi
Greenwood Elementary School Kennett Consolidated School District 1–5 Kennett Square 2.99 mi
Hillendale Elementary School Unionville-Chadds Ford School District K–5 Chadds Ford 3.18 mi
William F. Cooke Junior Elementary Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Hockessin 3.75 mi
New Garden Elementary School Kennett Consolidated School District 1–5 Toughkenamon 4.18 mi
North Star Elementary School Red Clay Consolidated School District K–5 Hockessin 4.47 mi
Bancroft Elementary School Kennett Consolidated School District 1–5 Kennett Square 4.79 mi

Public Middle (2 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
duPont (H.B.) Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Hockessin 1.88 mi
Kennett Middle School Kennett Consolidated School District 6–8 Landenberg 4.49 mi

Public High (3 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Kennett High School Kennett Consolidated School District 9–12 Kennett Square 2.43 mi
McKean (Thomas) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 9–12 Wilmington 4.37 mi
duPont (Alexis I.) High School Red Clay Consolidated School District 9–12 Wilmington 4.69 mi

Private (6 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
Centerville Layton School Nonsectarian Ungraded Wilmington 2.46 mi
Fairville Friends School Inc Friends Preschool–K Chadds Ford 2.6 mi
Ducklings Early Learning Center Nonsectarian K Kennett Square 2.84 mi
Wilmington Christian School Inc. Christian (no specific denomination) Preschool–12 Hockessin 2.96 mi
The Hockessin Montessori School Nonsectarian Preschool–8 Hockessin 3.05 mi
Wilmington Junior Academy Seventh-Day Adventist Preschool–8 Wilmington 4.83 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for Chadds Ford (19317), Pennsylvania.

Community Quick Facts

  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 29
  • Average salary of people in this community: $94,757

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 465
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.74
  • Households w/ Children: 64%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 2,945 (81.0%)
  • Rented: 663 (18.2%)
  • Vacant: 30 (0.8%)
  • Total: 3,638

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Total: 9,910
Households: 3,608
Median Age: 45.20

Climate and Weather

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Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 1.1%
  • Some High School: 1.3%
  • High School Graduate: 15.5%
  • Some College: 11.4%
  • Associate Degree: 5.0%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 29.4%
  • Graduate Degree: 36.2%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $125,093

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • One Bedroom: $1,416
  • Two Bedroom: $1,716
  • Three Bedroom: $1,391

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14 Nine Gates Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

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