Real estate

Duxbury home with unique great room and attached in-law is the Home of the Week

DUXBURY, MA , 8 / 14 / 13: REAR OF HOME.... Home of the week is at 213 King Phillips Path in Duxbury with unique great room, in-law, 'wall of windows' in great room, first floor master with master bath with soaking tub, view of house from backyard and house from fornt. ( David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC 18Home(2)
This Duxbury five-bedroom home features a unique 'wall of windows' in the great room and an in-law unit. Pictured: The view from the backyard.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

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When building their home, contractor Bob Shurtleff and his wife, Rhonda,wanted a “wall of glass’’ for the 17-foot-high family room, but weren’t sure how. Shurtleff’s unique solution was to stack rows of horizontals windows over four vertical rectangles of glass and glass doors that lead to the backyard. The family room has a gas fireplace and mantel with built-in cabinets, and is part of an open floor plan that includes a dining area and kitchen. The kitchen has maple cabinets, high-end appliances, and granite counters.

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