by Lisa Cavanaugh
Imagine the perfect house for an ideal Thanksgiving gathering. It would probably need plenty of cooking and food prep space, maybe even two ovens, a couple of refrigerators and dual dishwashers. A large dining room would be essential for seating all your family and friends, and how about multiple fireplaces and cozy nooks for relaxing before and after dinner? Throw in a home theatre for football viewing, outdoor hot tub and fire pit for cold weather fun, and plenty of guest bedrooms with private baths for weekend visitors and you have dream spot for a full and festive holiday.
But it isn’t a fantasy – all of these features and more are available in a stunning home in Dover, MA. “ This really is an awesome home for entertaining,” says Natick based Coldwell Banker agent Stephanie Sugden, whose listing at 47 Wilsondale is a 13,147 square foot estate that is ready for discerning buyers who seek the upmost in home comfort and amenities.
“There is plenty of room for everyone,” says Sugden, who grew up in Dover and has a team of five agents. “In addition to the first floor master suite, there are five second-floor bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms and walk in closets,” she says. The expansive home has a large welcoming and versatile floor plan, which includes a cathedral ceilinged living room and an open kitchen-family room area.
“The family room has a bar with a wine rack, wine fridge and regular mini-fridge, so everything is ready for cocktails before dinner,” says Sugden. “And the dining room currently has a table that seats fourteen.” There is a built-in cappuccino maker in the kitchen, along with two Sub Zero refrigerators and freezers, two Wolf ovens, and double dishwashers, for all the clean-up after the big meal.
Family members and guests have lots of options for non-eating activities as well. The lower level of the house has two game rooms. One for the adults is tucked away beyond the home gym – where you can burn off all those Thanksgiving calories – complete with a pool table and its own bar area, and the kids’ game room, which features whimsical sculptures, has its own TV and air hockey table.
With a huge yard – touch football anyone? – built-in outdoor kitchen and bar, and a large Pebble Tec pool emblazoned with the five Olympic rings in honor of a previous owner, the property is supremely suited for both exercise and relaxation. “Not only is there an outdoor bathroom structure with a shower, but the home gym features an attached steam room and shower as well.” Plus there are two laundry rooms for when the holiday festivities finally wrap up.
Set on more than three acres, 47 Wilsondale, while still situated for a convenient commute, is located on a quiet country road that abuts hundreds of acres of conservation land with direct access to Hale Reservation trails. Additional amenities include a Bang and Olufsen smart sound system throughout the house, two gated entrances, four car garage and a unique Zero carbon footprint geothermal heating system. “It is a really impressive home for the holidays and throughout the year,” says Sugden.