|Lot Size:||206 Acres|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Location:||Dover, MA 02030|
Welcome Home to Windy Knob Farm! This spectacular Brick Front Georgian Colonial/Equestrian Estate is situated on 206 acres of pastures, woodlands, trails and privacy. The main house offers 12 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and 2 staircases. The updated Chefs Kitchen features a 10 foot Granite Center Island, Breakfast Bar, Cherry Cabinetry, Radiant Heated Slate Flooring, Wine Cooler and Wet Bar. The Formal Living Room features 2 Fireplaces, built-in seating and Dentil Molding. A Grand Formal Dining Room and Study also feature Fireplaces. 1st floor Laundry, Mud Room, Family Room and Bedroom complete the first floor. The second floor features 5 bedrooms (2 en-suites) and 4 baths. The 5-Stall barn features a tack room, hay loft, cold storage and 5 turn outs. 2-Story Squash Court with Observation Deck and Basketball Court. Two Carriage Houses both feature three Bedrooms-one with two Baths, the other has one full Bath. With ~4178 ' of street frontage, a truly remarkable property!
The Town of Millis is located in western Norfolk County, Massachusetts, along the Charles River. Millis is bordered by Medway on the west, Holliston and Sherborn on the north, Medfield on the east, and Norfolk on the south. Millis is 26 miles southwest of Boston, 32 miles east of Worcester, and 32 miles north of Providence RI. Major roadways include Rt. 109 which connects east and west to state Rt. 128 (I-95) and I-495. Rail transit to Boston is available in the neighboring town of Norfolk and the nearby towns of Needham, Walpole and Franklin.
Boston is widely viewed as the intellectual and historic capital of the United States. It is a cosmopolitan city with a complete set of services, a broad range of amenities, and a rich tradition and culture almost unmatched in the rest of the country.
In 1680, the land was granted to the John Clark Family. After obtaining the land grant, John Clark built a small wood frame structure on the easterly side of the property to house his family. 4 Years later he built two windmills on the property dubbing it Windy Knob Farm. After his family outgrew the wood structure, Clark built a 12-room brick house on the westerly side of the property. The bricks used to build the house were made from the property's abundant clay pits. As a business, the clay pits made about one million bricks per year. Windy Knob Farm bricks were also used to build part of the wall around Harvard Yard.
The farm remained in the Clark family until Governor Christian Herter purchased the property in the 1930's. Herter went on to become Secretary of State under President Eisenhower and continued to have fresh produce and meat shipped from the farm to his residence in Washington D.C. The Herters sold the farm in 1981 to a family that operated a thoroughbred horse breeding and training stable until 1993 when they sold to the current owners.
Please contact MARY CRANE at Mary@MaryCraneProperties.com to schedule a private showing .