Home of the Week: Walls of windows in Acorn Deck House bring the outside in

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The kitchen at 2 Wood Road in Sherborn has quartz counters with waterfall edges. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe. Byline

2 Wood Road, Sherborn

Style: Acorn Deck House
Year built: 1968
Square feet: 6,282
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
Sewer/water: Private
Taxes: $20,360 (2017)

There’s not always a reason to search out the road less traveled, despite what Robert Frost said, and this expanded Acorn Deck House with a heated in-ground pool and a solarium hot tub on a 2.33-acre lot offers a slew of arguments to stay home.

A winding walkway of gray paving stones leads to the front entry, which is a set of glass double doors lined on one side by plate-glass windows. The foyer is sunny and spacious, and has the hallmarks of an Acorn Deck House: an oak floor and smooth walls that connect to a ceiling of deliberately knotty Western red cedar.

A second set of wooden doors opens into the kitchen — with a coffee machine built into one of two cabinet areas. This part of the kitchen has cabinets with frosted doors, a small sink, a wine refrigerator, and a counter colored a rich coffee.

The main kitchen area is defined by a light-gray quartz counter with a waterfall edge and an induction cooktop. A counter runs parallel to this and offers a sink and a wall of lacquered cabinets. A double-wide refrigerator/freezer is hidden behind the doors.

There is a comfortable eating area next to a wall of red brick and a set of sliders to a narrow deck overlooking a landscaped yard with mature trees.

From the kitchen, a set of oak stairs leads up to an open room where the formal dining area is positioned next to banks of plate-glass windows with a triangular transom ­— a design that ensures views in every season. The remainder of the space — and there is a lot that remains — is set up as a family room with a wood-burning fireplace and a ceiling fan.

A doorway off here leads to what is now a game room with Ping-Pong and foosball tables and then a half bath.

Passing back through the kitchen, one comes to the home’s other wing, where there are four bedrooms, including one used as an office and one with an en-suite bath that offers a single oak vanity with a dark granite top. The second full bath features a single vanity with a counter of turquoise-colored glass. Both baths have shower/bath combos with subway tile surrounds.

The master suite sits alone on the top floor. It has sliders to a deck.

In the adjoining bath, a translucent-glass wall defines the watercloset, and there is a double vanity with a white quartz counter atop “floating’’ cabinets, a shower, and a puddingstone floor.

The lower level is well above ground. The floor is carpeted, and there is a kitchenette, a full bath with a shower, a solarium, a woodstove, and a craft room.

According to corporate records, the prefabricated custom mid-century modern home was built in 1969 and expanded twice, once in 1972 and in 1985, each time with products from Acorn Deck House.

A small cabin with electricity on the property has a fireplace and “needs TLC.’’

The listing agent, Maryann Clancy of Century 21 Commonwealth in Wellesley, will hold an open house on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Her website is

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