On the Block

For sale: Homes in the Dover-Sherborn school system

These properties sit in a sought-after district.


  • $849,000


  • LOT SIZE 1.04 acres

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 3 full

  • LAST SOLD FOR $550,000 in 2004

  • PROS This 1950 clapboard-and-brick Colonial has been renovated from top to bottom, with much attention paid to the kitchen, which features stainless appliances, granite counters, maple cabinetry, and a breakfast bar. Most of the house boasts hardwood floors, including all of the bedrooms, and the windows are new. The living room, with its wood-burning fireplace and built-in bookshelves, is cozy, while the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and two custom closets. The walkout finished basement, with nearly 700 square feet of additional living space, offers game and family rooms and a full bath. CONS The threshold in the basement doorway is too high.

  • Charlene Lyons, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 781-864-9824,


  • $1.25 MILLION


  • LOT SIZE 3.08 acres

  • BEDROOMS 4 BATHS 3 full

  • LAST SOLD FOR $825,000 in 2006

  • PROS Comforts for the cook are on hand and underfoot in this 1973 Colonial, thanks to a significant addition. A lot of time went into the new kitchen, which has a cork floor in the prep area to reduce wear and tear on legs, hardwood floor elsewhere, two refrigerators, stone counters, a full-size freezer, skylights, French doors to the deck, a pantry with pocket doors, and an electric fireplace. Leave the dishes to someone else, and go sit in the jetted tub in the expansive master suite bath, whose myriad windows offer wooded views. Send the kids to play in the finished basement, which adds roughly 1,400 square feet of living space, including a game room and “refreshment area” with sink. CONS Only the second floor has central air.

  • Evan Walsh, William Raveis Real Estate, 508-934-4030, — Eileen McEleney Woods

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