10 Draper Road, Dover
Size: 6,600 square feet
Any practical Massachusetts home needs to be able to account for the most hot and humid summer days and frigid and icy winter days. It’s a big ask—and one that this Dover house fully answers. Take, for instance, the whitewashed clapboard and stone exterior, which looks elegant against the lush plantings in the warm months, and blends in beautifully with the snowy landscape in the frosty ones.
But its perks go way beyond aesthetics. Behind the house, a fenced-in field takes up nearly an acre, making it the perfect spot to set up a net and kick around a soccer ball. A large in-ground pool claims another section of the yard, bordered by a patio and cabana outfitted with a kitchenette, bathroom, vaulted ceilings, air conditioning, and even heating. And at the end of the long, paved driveway, a half-court basketball court makes the most of the three-acre property.
But winter has only just arrived. And while speeding through the next few months and jumping in that pool may sound nice, this home’s inviting interior encourages its owners to embrace the season. Wainscoting and coffered ceilings help the rooms feel sophisticated and cozy, even with some ceilings soaring up to 15 feet high. In the dining room, oak floors run up to the gas fireplace, which is framed by a glassy black surround—while the rest of the wall is enhanced by woodsy birch patterned wallpaper.
The skylights in the living room, painted tiles in the bathroom, and chic light fixtures throughout make every room worth spending time in, and the lower level, finished with a billiard room, fitness center, and wine cellar offer plenty of reason to stay in. But on the coldest nights, the in-home theater is the spot you won’t want to leave. Soundproof ceilings and a big projection screen mean you can watch Frozen and Frozen 2 back-to-back, without feeling the winter chill at all.
For information, contact Jay Hughes, Dover Country Properties Inc., dovercountryproperties.com.
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