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home of the week

Waban house features two patios, home theater

45 Homewood Road

This home has a two-car garage and a master suite with a fireplace and radiant heat in the bath.

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

This home has a two-car garage and a master suite with a fireplace and radiant heat in the bath.

This part of Waban is so wooded and quiet that only a map reveals how close to Interstate 95 and the Massachusetts Turnpike it really is. And that’s where this slate-roofed English country manor can be found.

The broad foyer connects to a sunken living room so large that it dwarfs a grand piano. The recessed lighting, exposed beams, and French doors to the covered bluestone terrace also impress. Across the way, the dining room offers a fireplace, a classic feature (a built-in china cabinet with clear-glass doors), and a twist (a multiangled coffered ceiling).

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In the kitchen, the gas stove is ready for the hungriest of crowds, with six burners, double ovens, and a griddle that seems to be sized for use by a pancake restaurant. The range hood is copper with a rich patina, a perfect accompaniment to the cabinetry, which has a green, antiqued finish and clear-glass doors. Carry your pancakes over to the large island, to the eating area, or out to the adjoining bluestone patio — the home has two. From the kitchen, four stairs take you to the sunny family room with its exposed beams and cathedral ceiling. The space also has its own half bath, making conversion to a bedroom a possibility.

Currently, four of the five bedrooms are on the second floor, including the master — a spacious treat with it’s built-in cabinetry and fireplace, which is crowned with a white keystone arch, echoing some of the home’s other doorways. The bedroom also features cove lighting, a skylight, and a walk-in closet. The private bath charms with a barrel ceiling, air-jet tub, and radiant heat.

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The largest of the other three bedrooms on this floor has a built-in desk with bookshelves, and another offers an en suite bath. The third full bath on this level surprises with body sprays in the shower, radiant heat, and Corian walls.

The basement is partially finished, but that language really misses the mark: This space has a home projection theater with a built-in sound system, drop-down screen, and a gas fireplace. Don’t forget the full bath with Jacuzzi, bedroom, exercise area, and workshop.

This home has a two-car garage and a Tudor-influenced facade.

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The listing brokers, Micéal and Conor Chamberlain of Newton-based Historic Homes, will hold an open house on Sunday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

45 Homewood Road

$2,175,000

Style: English country manor

Year built: 1929/updated

Square feet: 5,500/includes basement

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 4 full, 2 half

Sewer: Public

Taxes: $17,198 (2014)

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/globe staff

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe. Send listings to homeoftheweek@globe.com. Please note: We do not feature unfurnished homes and will not respond to submissions we won’t pursue.
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