Dover is a small, quiet town in Norfolk County. With a population of 5,589, Dover is only 40 minutes from Downtown Boston, yet remains a quiet, residential town with a country-esque appeal. The town is dotted with shady trails, woods and access to the Charles River. Dover is recognized as a peaceful, rural town with scenic roads and beautiful landscapes.
The residents of Dover have a strong sense of community, as they have joined together to strongly support the protection of the Open Space Committee, a group who identify land for conservation or recreation, enabling the town to maintain its country-like appeal.
Aside from nature, the town of Dover also places a great emphasis on education. Schools in the town of Dover have repeatedly appeared on lists of top ranking schools both in the state of Massachusetts and in the country.
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Magnificent country estate minutes to train and major routes. Nearly 30 acres of land, two ponds, 5 stall stable plus guest house. Completely updated and tastefully renovated, with strict attention to quality and detail .One of a kind property seldom found in such proximity to Boston's metropolitan cosmos.
Listed by Jay Hughes of Dover Country Properties Inc.
Mill Farm, the most iconic property in the bucolic suburb of Dover, was the home of the legendary Miss Amelia Peabody, artist and philanthropist, who infused the horse farm with her unique creative vision. The 40+ acre estate features an antique main house, a 1933 Bauhaus sculptors studio and guest house designed by famed architect Eleanor Raymond, and a well-appointed stable complex. The handsome main residence, ca. 1750, overlooks dramatic meadows, paddocks, and pristine woodlands and features elegant period details while maintaining a country feel. Complementing the main house is the magnificent Colonial Garden, with Miss Peabodys sculptures exhibited throughout. The lower property is centered around the courtyard complex, which boasts a main barn containing eight box stalls, caretaker cottages, multiple garages, a tack room, and more. Mill Farm is adjacent to 900+ acres of conservation woodlands with walking and riding trails, but is a mere 30-minute drive from city life.
Listed by William J. Milbury of Milbury and Company
Striking French Country Manor and Carriage House sits on 3.66 acres surrounded by Hale Reservation (1,137 acres). The European feeling is continued inside and complimented with high-end appliances and modern conveniences. Finished in 2012, this 20-room house (11,700 sqft) includes 6 Bedrooms all with en suite baths and walk-in closets. An oversized family room, grand dining room, 2 kitchens, 2 laundry rooms, screened in porch, movie theater, childrens playroom, exercise room, adult sanctuary, heated 4 car garage, heated walkways, and private entrance gates, make up this gorgeous property. His and her extra-large walk-in closets plus his and her bathrooms divided by a double shower adorn the Master Bedroom. A PebbleTec heated pool with waterslide, 8-person hot tub, outdoor kitchen/barbecue area plus a separate cabana with full bath complete the property. This smart house has a Home Energy Rating of 62 due to its geothermal heating, cooling system, and a Viessmann backup gas boiler.
Listed by Rikki Conley and Tracy Campion of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate
Spectacular estate majestically sited on over 8 acres of stunning grounds, this resort like property is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Fabulous shingle style center entrance Colonial offers a grand elegant two story foyer which leads to beautifully proportioned formal living and dining rooms, and handsome mahogany library with custom details throughout. Stunning over-sized gourmet chef's kitchen with generous sun-filled breakfast room adjoins gracious step-down family room with cathedral ceiling and exquisite stone fireplace. Second floor offers serene master suite with walk-in closet/dressing room and circular spa like bath streaming with natural light. Bright and airy screened porch overlooks meticulously groomed grounds with expansive blue stone patio, gorgeous pergola, tennis court, inviting pool, and pool house with full kitchen, bath and laundry. Minutes to Wellesley shops, town center and commuter rail. Vacation and entertain at home everyday of the year!!
Listed by Debi Benoit of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
Extraordinary Value! All the luxuries of new construction -perfectly sited on Dover's coveted Pegan Hill. This 1910 - 7 1/2 acre country manor has been thoughtfully updated and expanded for today's living yet retains the grace and grandeur of yesteryears. Rolling lawns gently sloping to natural spring-fed pond offer magnificent views! Gourmet kitchen w/ walk-in pantry and butler's pantry includes breakfast area and cozy fireplace family room. Open floorplan incl. formal dining rm. & frpl. living rm. that seamlessly open to bright comfortable solarium overlooking grounds. Frpl. office with wall of windows and custom built-ins offers flexible space for family, office, game rm. or entertaining w/ charming mahogany paneled bar w/ drop-off window dating back to prohibition. 5 bdrms en-suite incl. frpl. master w/spa luxury bath. 3rd floor includes add'l bdrms/office w/ gas frpl. and private balcony, bonus room, full bath & sauna. Guest House offers 2 bdrm, 2 bath & greenhouse.
Listed by Mary J. Snyder of Century 21 Commonwealth
This distinctly sited French country estate showcases an unsurpassed sense of style for elegant entertaining and for every day family enjoyment. The highest quality of design and materials are apparent throughout this extraordinary residence. Dramatic two story foyer with bridal staircase provides the introduction to 10,000 sq ft of beautiful light filled rooms. Custom features include soaring ceilings in family room and living room, arched doorways, heated stone floors throughout, custom William Ohs cabinetry, copper appointments including ceiling in bar area of billiard room, Lite Touch lighting system, surround sound in house and pool house, gourmet kitchen with indoor grill, media/exercise area, and a master suite on each level.Six ensuite bedrooms. Pool house also offers full kitchen, family room, full bath, and laundry room. Heated pool with spa, waterfalls and 40 ft water slide.Private park like grounds enhance the setting. Dover/Sherborn schools ranked #1 in Ma once again!
Listed by Martha Bohlin of Landmark Residential, Inc.
Stunning, one of a kind, masterfully-built colonial farmhouse estate checks off every item on your wish list! Located on over 3 acres down a quaint country lane with easy access to train and town centers, only the finest materials were used for this beautifully designed custom built home. The warmth of this property can be felt from every corner of the home beginning with the welcoming front porch and entry of reclaimed wide plank floors that continue throughout the entire home. The formal downstairs living space flows beautifully from dining room to living room with a private study and screen porch highlighting the exquisite grounds. A gorgeous stone fireplace becomes the focal point of the open kitchen family room gathering space. Upstairs the master suite is a luxurious retreat with fireplace and french doors leading to a private balcony. Many extras you must see. Experience the perfect combination of privacy and tranquility without giving up all the advantages of metro west living
Listed by Donahue & Maley Team, Donna Maley and Lynn Donahue of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Wellesley - Central St
BUILD new custom home or renovate! Spectacular 9.5 acre estate setting in the heart of Strawberry Hill Street. Long winding drive, stone walls, open meadow and field accentuate this exceptional property. Original custom built brick Royal Barry Wills sprawling cape . Idyllic setting overlooking your own pond to the rear of the property plus additional pasture land and trail access. Unique, seldom found, very private home site, call for more details. Easy commuter access to Rt 128 and 95 and Needham Junction train station.
Listed by Jay Hughes of Dover Country Properties Inc.
The historic and distinctive Westerham farm sited on 10+ acres of land in the heart of Dover showcases a restored New England Colonial with a updated carriage house, which includes an apartment, 3 stall barn and tack room, ample area for car storage; and pool area. The restoration has focused on preserving the architectural detail, whilst accommodating a modern lifestyle. From the heavy gauge copper roof to Mahogany flooring to carpets woven in England, hand-painted wallpaper, decorative painting plus marble bathrooms with Sherle Wagner fixtures: this house exudes luxury in every detail and has been updated to the highest possible standards. The extensive grounds boast a heated swimming pool, stunning courtyard, trellised porch, walled garden and many fruit trees. Carriage house has app.1500 sq. ft of living; kitchen on the first floor, bedrooms and sitting room on the second floor. Conveniently located to #1 ranked Dover/Sherborn high school. Addnl app 3.44 acre Lot. See MLS7220077
Listed by Paige Yates and Claire Callewaert of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Weston
16 Pleasant St. is a stately Contemporary home located in the Estate section of Dover. The sheer scale of 16 Pleasant St., is rivaled only by its finely honed details; the likes of which no longer exist in modern day construction. Walking through it's long halls, beneath it's soaring ceilings, descending its two majestic staircases, reclining on it's massive stone patio and strolling down its gently lit path into the Center of town, is a must see in order to fully understand what this property has to offer.
Listed by Ellen Karp of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate