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Old Vs. New: Which of These Two Dover Homes Do You Prefer?

Photo by Dale Kurz

In Kent County, residences range from a historic home steps from the state house in Dover to a custom-built property in the fast-developing suburbs.

Modern Marvel

Photo courtesy of JS Homes


Address: 707 Hidden Brook Blvd., Dover
Bedrooms, Baths: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
Square Footage: 3,000 Lot Size: 0.25 acres


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The model home at the newly developed Hidden Brook Community by JS Homes offers such niceties as 9-foot ceilings, energy-efficient windows and an open-concept kitchen. A first-floor den can be reinterpreted as a playroom or home office. A large, open foyer features a turned staircase. The primary bedroom anchors a private retreat with two walk-in closets, a dressing area and a luxury bathroom with a garden tub.

Listed by Elizabeth Page-Kramer, EXP Realty

Steeped in History

Photo by Dale Kurtz


Address: 420 S. State St., Dover
Bedrooms, Baths: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths
Square Footage: 2,591
Lot Size: 0.57 acres


Photo by Dale Kurtz

Built in 1846 from red brick, the Thomas Stevenson House is nestled in a park-like setting with a fenced-in backyard just off The Green. The original house was joined over the years with its summer kitchen and a two-room schoolhouse, creating a fanciful floorplan that includes a butler’s pantry and a mother-in-law suite with a sitting room. Faithfully restored with multiple fireplaces, the home is ready for the 21st century with a new heating system.

Listed by Denise Cain, Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty

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