Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Valerie Shelton with Appledore Real Estate.
74 Piscataqua Road Dover, NH
$ 4,950,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#4889694
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityDover
  • AreaStrafford
  • NeighborhoodBellamy River
  • Zip03820
  • StyleCape,Historic Vintage,Walkout Lower Level
  • Year Built1940
  • Taxes$ 28165
  • Price$ 4,950,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage4727
  • Lot Size85 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Valerie Shelton with Appledore Real Estate.
Data Source:
Northern New England Real Estate Network (NNEREN) - 85 - NH
Property Description

BIG SKY FARM. This extraordinary estate sits on landscape of unparalleled beauty. Five adjoining parcels in Dover and Madbury totaling over 85 unencumbered acres and nearly a mile of saltwater frontage with ocean access. Only 1 hour drive from Boston and minutes to Portsmouth & Pease Int’l Airport. A place of retreat, the circa 1940 architecturally significant 4,700 SF home is prominently sited on the hilltop looking out 270-degrees over fertile meadows, diverse forests and open water, across miles to the vast horizon beyond. The expansive blue skys, inspiring sunrises and the full moon rise are spectacular. Over 2,000’ of road frontage and 3,500’ along the adjoining farm under conservation provides extensive privacy. The house features brick, stone and shingle siding; warm, rich wood-paneling; reclaimed wide pine floors; hand-hewn beams; 5 fireplaces, solarium pool and large windows that frame inspiring vistas. Add’l features include multiple outbuildings, fenced paddocks, extensive hardscapes, gunite pool and a stonewall enclosed summer garden. 84 acres are in Currrent Use, saving thousands annually on property taxes. Enjoyed by the current owners for over 60 years, many spent raising championship race horses, Big Sky Farm is now available for the discerning buyer looking to find an uncompromising opportunity to create a private compound, multiple estate parcels, equestrian facility or working farm. Property portfolio available to financially qualified buyers upon request.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Garrison School Elementary School Dover Middle School Dover High School
Price History
11/5/2021 Listed $4,950,000

General Features

3/4 Baths 1
Appliances Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven - Wall, Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Washer
Area Description Abuts Conservation, Near Hospital, Near Paths, Near Railroad, Near Shopping, Tidal
Assessment Amount 1133420
Basement Yes
Bathrooms 4
Beds 4
Block D: 27 and 26
Construction Timber Frame, Wood Frame
Construction Status Existing
Cooling None
Electric Circuit Breaker(s), Generator Ready, On-Site
Elementary School Garrison School
Exterior Features Barn, Building, Deck, Gazebo, Other - See Remarks, Outbuilding, Pool - In Ground, Porch - Screened, Storage, Stable(s)
Flood Zone No
Flooring Other, Slate/Stone, Softwood, Tile
Full Baths 3
Garage Auto Open, Other
Garage Yes
Heating Baseboard, Electric, Hot Water, Multi Zone
High School Dover High School
Interior Features Cathedral Ceiling, Ceiling Fan, Dining Area, Fireplace - Wood, Fireplaces - 3+, Kitchen Island, Kitchen/Dining, Kitchen/Family, Master BR w/ BA, Natural Light, Natural Woodwork, Pool - Indoor, Walk-in Closet
Listing Area NH-Strafford
Middle School Dover Middle School
Price Per Sq Ft 1249.37
Road Frontage Yes
Roof Membrane, Shingle - Architectural
School District Dover
Sewer 500 Gallon, 1000 Gallon, Concrete, Private, Replacement Leach Field
Status Active
Stories 2
Style Cape, Historic Vintage, Walkout Lower Level
Tax Year 2020
Type Single Family
Utilities Cable - At Site, Internet - Cable, Oil Tank - Underground
Water Drilled Well, Private
Water Heater Oil, Separate, Tank
Year Built 1940
Zoning R-40

Interior Features

Basement Access Type Interior
Basement Description Concrete Floor, Partially Finished, Walkout, Interior Access, Stairs - Basement
Equipment Dehumidifier, Generator - Portable
Heating Fuel Electric, Oil
Room 1 Dimensions 18'4 x24'8
Room 1 Level 1
Room 1 Type Great Room
Room 10 Dimensions 11'6 x20'4
Room 10 Level 2
Room 10 Type Bedroom
Room 11 Dimensions 7'5 x12'8
Room 11 Level 2
Room 11 Type Other
Room 12 Dimensions 13'8 x16'8
Room 12 Level 2
Room 12 Type Sunroom
Room 13 Dimensions 19'x24'9
Room 13 Level Basement
Room 13 Type Rec Room
Room 14 Dimensions 12'9 x16'1
Room 14 Level Basement
Room 14 Type Bedroom
Room 15 Dimensions 7'6 x14'4
Room 15 Level 1
Room 15 Type Porch
Room 16 Dimensions 19'x24'9 Above Garage
Room 16 Level 2
Room 16 Type Bonus Room
Room 2 Dimensions 15'9 x33'11
Room 2 Level 1
Room 2 Type Family Room
Room 3 Dimensions 14'x17'
Room 3 Level 1
Room 3 Type Living Room
Room 4 Dimensions 13'x14'
Room 4 Level 1
Room 4 Type Dining Room
Room 5 Dimensions 12'x20'7
Room 5 Level 1
Room 5 Type Kitchen
Room 6 Dimensions 12'6 x17'7
Room 6 Level 1
Room 6 Type Library
Room 7 Dimensions 12'9 x23'
Room 7 Level 1
Room 7 Type Sunroom
Room 8 Dimensions 20'6 x23'
Room 8 Level 2
Room 8 Type MBR Suite
Room 9 Dimensions 9'11 x15'9
Room 9 Level 2
Room 9 Type Bedroom
Rooms: Level 1 Level 1: Dining Room, Level 1: Family Room, Level 1: Great Room, Level 1: Kitchen, Level 1: Library, Level 1: Living Room, Level 1: Porch, Level 1: Sunroom
Rooms: Level 2 Level 2: Bedroom, Level 2: Bonus Room, Level 2: Master Bdm Suite, Level 2: Other, Level 2: Sunroom
Rooms: Level B Level B: Bedroom, Level B: Rec Room
Sqft-apx Fin Above Grade 3962
Sqft-apx Fin Below Grade 765
Sqft-apx Total 5107
Sqft-apx Total Finished 4727
Sqft-apx Unfn Below Grade 380
Total Rooms 13

Exterior Features

Driveway Paved
Exterior Brick, Shingle, Stone
Foundation Concrete, Slab - Concrete
Garage Capacity 7
Garage Type Detached
Lot D:0-0/A-0/B-0 M:6&7
Lot Description Corner, Country Setting, Deep Water Access, Farm - Horse/Animal, Field/Pasture, Pond, River Frontage, Sloping, Trail/Near Trail, View, Water View, Waterfront, Wetlands, Wooded
Lot Size Area 85
Road Frontage Length 2000
Roads Public
Water Body Access Yes
Water Body Name Bellamy River
Water Body Type Bay
Water Frontage Length 4950


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 03820

Statistics provided by Inside Real Estate

AVG $1.35M
AVG $16,001
AVG 57
Year Built
AVG 1977

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