23606 Thomas Paine Dr

Millsboro, DE 19966







0.26 acres

lot size

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 HOA 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 HOA dues of $688 + quarterly CLUB dues of $555 = COMBINED TOTAL OF $1243/QUARTER (….or….$414/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 from buyer.

General Details

List Price$499,000.00
Address23606 Thomas Paine Dr
Millsboro DE 19966
MLS NumberDESU2040308
Lot Size (Acres)0.26
Lot Size (Sq. Ft.)11326.00
Structure TypeDetached
New ConstructionNo
Builder NameSchell Brothers
Year Built2014
Tax ID234-16.00-381.00
Ownership InterestFee Simple
AgentGail Carpenter
BrokerageActive Adults Realty


In City LimitsNo
MLS AreaIndian River Hundred (31008)
Legal SubdivisionINDEPENDENCE
School DistrictCAPE HENLOPEN

Water Access



HOA Fee688.00
HOA Fee FrequencyQuarterly
Condo/Coop AssociationNo
Senior CommunityYes
AmenitiesClub House,Pool - Indoor,Pool - Outdoor,Retirement Community,Tennis Courts,Bar/Lounge,Common Grounds,Fitness Center,Party Room,Other,Jog/Walk Path,Billiard Room

Utilites Information

Water SourcePublic,Well
Sewer/SepticPublic Sewer
Central AirYes
Cooling TypeGeothermal,Heat Pump(s),Central A/C
Cooling FuelGeothermal
Heating FuelGeo-thermal
Hot WaterNatural Gas

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Date last updated: 05/29/2024 08:32:08 PM