Home of the Week: Big, grill-less windows make most of view in new Acorn Deck model

Buying Home of the Week
The home's kitchen.
The home's kitchen. Nicholas Pfosi for the Boston Globe

4 Partridge Pond Road, Acton

Style: Contemporary mid-century modern
Year built: 2017
Square feet: 2,850
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Sewer/water: Private
Taxes: $18,008 (2018)

For several months, this home at the end of a winding driveway has been a way for Acorn Deck House Co. to bring its reimagined mid-century modern house out of the factory and into the real world. Now this model home — with its sharply angled roof lines, numerous windows, and inland red cedar stylings — is for sale.

The house, the first in what the prefabricated-house maker calls its Partridge Pond line, is an optical treat, starting with the entrance. A custom door with four glass panes opens to a foyer with glass walls, an oak floor, a bench, and a pair of closets with doors that have four panes of translucent glass.

The foyer is connected to an open floor plan in which a signature feature of an Acorn Deck House is on display: wide planes of glass with mahogany frames topped with transom windows. Sliders open to a manufactured-wood deck with stainless-steel cable railings and mahogany caps. The ceiling of the open layout is like an Acorn Deck calling card; made of Western red cedar, its knotty appearance is left in its natural state but for a sealant. The space ends with a living area that features a gas fireplace with a marble tile surround and a mahogany mantel. To the right of the fireplace, and through an insulated four-windowed door, is a screen porch.

Back into the main room and to the right of the entry is one of my favorite things: a coffee bar, perfect regardless of whether you are a hurry up-and-brew-already kind of person or a French pour bon vivant. It has cabinets topped with a quartzite counter, multiple outlets, and three levels of shelving for immediate access to cups and coffee.

Along the same wall as the coffee bar, but separated by a support beam, is a long counter with base cabinetry positioned underneath a grill-less window, an excellent perch for a rotisserie oven, rice cooker, or a toaster. Nearby is a dining area with a six-person table positioned underneath a chandelier that looks something like a rendering of an unraveling atom.

In the kitchen, there is a two-tier counter with mahogany and quartzite tops. The upper level offers seating for three and has a mahogany counter, while the lower is topped with quartzite and holds a sink. The cabinets are solid wood and painted a light gray. Cabinets and stainless-steel appliances, including a gas cooktop and double ovens, line a wall with a glass backsplash.

Down a short hallway and to the right is a pantry hidden behind a four panel sliding barn door — a nice-looking, space-saving feature. Down the hall is an office, the half bath, laundry room, a closet, and a mudroom with a door to the driveway.

The home has two master suites, and one of them is here on the first floor. The bedroom has its own version of the cedar-clad cathedral ceiling, two walk-in closets, and windows that slide open horizontally.

Acorn Deck House deliberately uses expansive grill-less windows to make the most of a view. The master bath benefits from this mind-set: A soaking tub sits underneath a collection of said windows. There is a separate shower with multiple heads, a subway tile backsplash, and glass doors. The double vanity has a granite counter and dark-colored cabinets, and the space has a porcelain tile floor.

Mahogany stairs lead to the second floor and the home’s other three bedrooms, including the second master suite, and a full bath.

The 1,800-square-foot walkout basement is unfinished and plumbed for a bath. The home, which sits on 2.6 acres, has an attached-two-car garage.

Amy Barrett of Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent. There will be an open house on Sunday, April 22, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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