I feel for you. I had a boss who was extremely against anyone working from home, demanding that facetime be observed. The irony was that he himself never came in to the office until after about noon (working from home,) and never stayed beyond 6 pm unless it was for some event or reception. He was rude about it and abusive, and basically gave me a hard time including multiple grillings any time I so much as took one morning or afternoon. And by the way, my company leads national rankings for its"flexibility" of workplace and encourages "work life balance" including working from home.
I eventually left; the night I had to get off the gurney in a hospital ER to go back to finish an assignment (that the same boss had sat on for two straight days, then insisted at 8 pm that it *must* go out that evening) sealed that deal.
Interestingly, I went to a rival firm in the same line of business, and I work with this man's wife. She's at the same level that I am, and she is so incredibly professional and nice. Having said that, she also works from home a good 90% of the time - and ex-boss' argument about how I must come into the office was that "people at your level have to be actively managing their staff day to day! Can't be from a distance!" He never saw the irony in that.
It's completely a power play, but you know that. Others are in your same shoes, but it doesn't make it any better.