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For $1.45 million, a Natick home that resembles a 1930s filling station

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The garage has been immaculately maintained to house a car collection. Kerry Howell Photography

A Natick home that takes cues from a 1930s garage is sure to garner plenty of attention.

Built in 2014, the 3,000-square-foot home at 221 Oak St. bucks all tradition. The cobblestone driveway leads to the home, which has a textured exterior, a 1,000-square-foot living space, and a 2,000-square-foot climate-controlled custom garage.

“Every detail of this home is so substantial,” said Maura Rodino of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate, who shares the listing with Ross Rodino.

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Immaculately maintained to house a car collection, the garage features five bays, as well as a two-post lift, several workbenches, a variety of built-in cabinets, and a half bathroom. A custom paint palate was curated to complement the time and era of which the space is reminiscent. There’s also several workspaces for the cars and a general work desk area. One of the most special features is the bar off the garage, tucked behind red sliding doors. A copper ceiling and recessed lighting shine over a lively oak bar that’s ideal for entertaining guests.

. – Kerry Howell Photography
. – Kerry Howell Photography

Move into the comfortable living area, where 9-foot ceilings tower over a variety of built-in bookcases and cabinets. Big windows create a bright space over hardwood floors, intricate crown molding, wainscoting, and exceptional design by Patrick Ahearn. In the kitchen, Carrara marble counters and a farmhouse sink complement quartersawn oak cabinetry, while bar seating provides space for hanging out with friends and family.

. – Kerry Howell Photography
. – Kerry Howell Photography

The bedroom, which features a built-in bed with handcrafted drawers that comes with the home, also has two double closets, columns, and a cozy window seat.


“You don’t need a chest of drawers, because there is a window seat that has built-ins underneath and the bed has built-ins. The bed stays, so you have ample closet space throughout this entire living area,” Ross Rodino said.

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The home’s outdoor space is also exceptional. In addition to the flat, grassy front yard, the granite patio out back is perfect for summer evenings. There’s also a custom storage shed surrounded by manicured grounds on 0.03-acre lot, but it’s the peaceful living area that has surprised many prospective buyers thus far.

“When you’re in here, it’s very quiet. … You can’t hear out into the garage or to the street. When you do come in here, it is a wow factor every time,” Maura Rodino said.

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