September 30, 2012
Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe
This house was built around a single room from another home, the library of a Winchester estate built in the 1800s.
Barbara and Frank Wilson, who wanted to build on land they owned in Framingham, saw an ad for the estate’s Honduran mahogany library.
The mahogany was used to create the dining room and a foyer with cathedral ceilings. The columns reach 12 feet high to intricate moulding.
A brick fireplace modeled after one in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum stretches from floor to ceiling.
The master bedroom has its own bathroom and a walk-in closet. Showings are through listing agent, Cynthia Newell, of N.B. Taylor and Co. Realtors.