This house was built around a single room from another home, the library from an old Winchester estate built in the late 1800s. – Kathleen Burge, Globe Staff
Address: 618 Grove St.
Bathrooms: 3 full 1 partial
Barbara and Frank Wilson, who wanted to build a house on some land they owned in Framingham, saw an ad for the estate’s Honduran mahogany library. They bought the wood, including quarter-sawn panels and detailed columns, and called their architects.
The mahogany created the dining room and a foyer with cathedral ceilings as the Framingham house took shape. The columns stretch 12 feet high to intricate molding with an egg-and-dart motif.
A view of the living room.
The front faces south, so the long driveway leading to the home approaches from the back.
The family room, in a back corner of the house, is full of light from a band of windows that stretches around the room. A brick fireplace modeled after one in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum stretches from floor to ceiling.
On the lower level, the master bedroom has a door leading outside to a bluestone patio and the large yard.
A view of the deck.
The master bedroom has its own bathroom and a walk-in closet. The laundry room is nearby.
A view of the basement.
Showings are through the house’s listing agent, Cynthia Newell, of N.B. Taylor and Co. Realtors.
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