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    Home of the week

    Framingham contemporary features a dog suite

    1031 Edmands Road, Framingham; $1,150,000

    The owners of this house in Framingham are devoted members of Poodle Rescue of New England.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The owners of this house in Framingham are devoted members of Poodle Rescue of New England.

    In a house that has hickory floors with radiant heat and an overall design that maximizes views of its burly neighbor — 820-acre Callahan State Park — choosing to bunk in the room with a stainless-steel bath seems like an odd choice.

    But then you are not a dog.

    And neither are the current homeowners.

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    But the owners are devoted members of Poodle Rescue of New England, providing foster care in a suite plunked in the corner of this home that is reached through a Dutch door. The suite includes the dog bath, a padded kennel, and a partially covered walkway to a dog run that also houses a woodshed.

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    Dog suites are a rarity. The rest of this home is also uncommon. Barrel ceilings accompany curved walls, for example, and the interior doors and trim are a pumpkin-toned Douglas fir.

    The main level features an open floor plan, with the dining and living areas and kitchen directly in view from the stairwell. A curved island with sink and counters of dark granite help define the kitchen space, which offers solid-maple cabinets, appliances that are mostly black, and a walk-in pantry with floor-to-ceiling cabinets and a sink.

    To right of the stairwell is a living area with two foci: a stone fireplace that has a wood stove insert with a grate allowing it to be left open while in use and the upper level of a bumped-out exterior wall with a cluster of large windows.

    Just past the fireplace, doors hide the first-floor master suite. The bedroom has a bank of windows looking to the rear of the property, while a gas fireplace brightens up a corner. Pocket doors at either end of the room lead to a U-shaped bath centered on a walk-though closet with built-in cabinetry. The bath has a double solid-maple vanity topped with soapstone, a multihead frameless glass shower, and a soaking tub.

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    An office and a half bath complete the first level, which has flooring with radiant heat.

    The second floor holds two equally large bedrooms. There’s also a full bath up here, as well as a lofted reading nook that overlooks the open room below with a ceiling that slowly pushes the eye toward the living room fireplace.

    A broad wooden stairwell curves to the home’s lowest level, spilling into an entertainment room like a mountain stream. At the bottom of the stairwell, the exterior wall is pushed out like it is in the living room. This creates a curved space with six large windows and makes the most of the connection between the state park – a hilly section is visible to the left — and this home’s 6-acre lot, the majority of which is preserved as open space. A portion of the walkout lower level is designed for use as a billiards room.

    A full bath and bedroom complete the floor.

    The home has an attached three-car garage and a freestanding post-and-beam garage/workshop.

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    According to Framingham’s chief assessor, William G. Naser, the property qualifies for a 25 percent property tax reduction under Chapter 61B because the current owners have agreed to keep 5 acres of the lot preserved as open space.

    David Ferrini of William Raveis Real Estate in Sudbury is the listing agent.

    The details:

    $1,150,000

    Style: Contemporary

    Year built: 2010

    Square feet: 4,250

    Bedrooms: 5

    Baths: 3 full, 1 half

    Sewer/water: Private/public

    Taxes: $11,542 (2017, discount)

    The spacious lower level of the house.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The spacious lower level of the house.

    The sun-splashed entrance to the house with a view to the first floor.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The sun-splashed entrance to the house with a view to the first floor.

    The kitchen.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The kitchen.

    An enclosed pantry next to the kitchen.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    An enclosed pantry next to the kitchen.

    The living area next to the kitchen.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The living area next to the kitchen.

    The main floor master bedroom.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The main floor master bedroom.

    The master bathroom.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The master bathroom.

    The barrel ceiling in the master bathroom.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The barrel ceiling in the master bathroom.

    The dog suite, with Slice the poodle in his crate.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The dog suite, with Slice the poodle in his crate.

    Slice the poodle enjoyed the dog suite.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    Slice the poodle enjoyed the dog suite.

    The dog bath in the dog suite.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The dog bath in the dog suite.

    The work room on the lower level of the home.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The work room on the lower level of the home.

    The home’s backyard.
    Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
    The home’s backyard.

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