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Framingham home built with historical pieces, modern touches

Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe

618 Grove St. in Framingham

Price: $887,500

Style: Contemporary

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Built: 1984

Square feet: 4,418

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 3½

Sewer: Public

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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. They bought the wood, including detailed columns, and called their architects. “The architects came to our other house and we laid it all out in the backyard,” Barbara said.

The mahogany was used to create the dining room and a foyer with cathedral ceilings. The columns reach 12 feet high to intricate moulding. The rest of the 11-room house is more modern, designed for passive solar heating. The family room is full of light from a band of windows around the room. A brick fireplace modeled after one in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum stretches from floor to ceiling. The kitchen has custom butternut cabinets and a Sub-Zero refrigerator, double oven, and dishwasher.

On the lower level, the master bedroom has a door leading outside to a bluestone patio and the yard. The house is set on more than 6 acres. The master bedroom has its own bathroom and a walk-in closet. The laundry room is nearby. Three other bedrooms are on an upper level. Showings are through listing agent, Cynthia Newell, of N.B. Taylor and Co. Realtors.

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