Photos by Dale Kurtz/Kurtz Aerial Photography
The stately abode on Silver Lake boasts classical charm with its custom finishes, ornate fireplaces and intricate details throughout.
Address: 233 Walker Rd., Dover
Description: Driving up this tree-lined driveway, guests are transported back to the early 1900s at first sight of this Georgian-style home. Designed with green and white shutters and doors, this red-bricked abode screams elegance, especially with its incredible landscaping and views of Silver Lake. This home sits on 3.5 acres of land and is nestled peacefully within surrounding trees.
This beautiful home was built in 1936 by Rupert Construction Co. which, at the time, was one of the region’s premier custom builders. The builders designed this home with intricate details and custom finishes. The foyer, for instance, features an impressive center hall stairway and Americana theme, not to mention Zubar hand-painted French wallpaper.
The first floor boasts 10-foot ceilings, oak flooring, large windows and crown molding throughout. There also is a sophisticated archway over the front door and wall paneling that not only adds to this home’s historic feel but creates a charming atmosphere as well. In the living room and formal dining room sit two beautiful, ornate fireplaces adorned with light fixtures and incredible paneling surrounding the mantel and above it.
Each room is accessible through numerous, large entryways with swing doors. One such room is the kitchen. It is an eat-in kitchen with a connected back porch that can be used for additional dining. The covered back porch is screened with a door to the backyard and has a gorgeous green painted ceiling as well as views of the lake. Imagine sitting out there enjoying a hot cup of coffee in the early mornings. Although the kitchen needs a little love, it boasts a clean appeal with white cabinets, gray countertops and a neutral paint color.
Up on the second floor sits the main bedroom with its own fireplace and full bathroom, followed by three more bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Although the bathrooms are a little outdated, their old-school charm adds to the significance of this historic home. It’s like being thrown back in time to the 1930s.
The third floor has two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom with a large cedar closet with storage. Situated over the attached three-bay garage are even more rooms which are currently being used as storage.
Back downstairs is an entrance to the full basement that has a paneled entertainment room with a brick fireplace and its own wet bar. One can access the basement from the inside or outside entrances.
Around the back of the home is the all-brick patio which frames the entire backside of the home and connects to the covered back porch. Sit out on this beautiful patio and gaze upon the magnificent views of the river.
Asking Price: $949,000
Selling point: Situated on over three acres of land, this magnificent historic home gets the best of both worlds with easy access to Dover and a remote setting to enjoy peace and quiet. The wooded areas surrounding the home offer shade and privacy that adds to this home’s appeal.
Listing agent: Terry Burns, Burns & Ellis Realtors