Green Hills Residence
This Nashville, Tennessee, home is a modern interpretation of an English country house. On the exterior, simple rooflines, masonry details, and fenestrations make for a contemporary look reminiscent of an English county house. Inside, the open floor plan and Marvin Ultimate Casement windows pull natural light all the way to the center. The result is a beautiful addition to a city with great tradition.
Brown’s Bay Residence
This all-new Lake Minnetonka home is both grand and comfortable. Facing Brown’s Bay, a continuous wall of glass looks out over the water while connecting all the public spaces of the home from end to end. Rich wooden texture adds to the cozy exterior feel, while expansive views of the rolling yard open up the interior.
Great Camp Retreat
The 5,000-square-foot home has large living spaces, a game room, a gourmet kitchen, four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and numerous patios and porches for outdoor relaxation. The Adirondack camp style drove the design from the beginning, and the resulting home utilized stone masonry, white cedar logs, and birch bark veneers to achieve the desired rustic character. It blends nicely with the natural surroundings, with Marvin aluminum-clad windows offering views of Guntersville Lake. On the interior, Marvin wood trim blends seamlessly with the array of wood species and finishes used throughout.
Madeline Island Retreat
This project combines contemporary efficiency with the feeling of a rustic summer cottage. Marvin windows and doors were smoothly combined with the precise details of the exterior envelope, providing the warm, wood quality of a classic American cottage. The way in which these products became a part of the overall architectural expression rather than standing out as an inserted product was a testament to the flexibility that Marvin can offer.
Timeless in its appeal, this turn-of-the-century-style home offers modern living amenities with an open floor plan, a rooftop walkway, and several custom touches that take advantage of the spectacular coastal views. The design was intended to appear as though the house had been added onto over time. The unique windows in the home not only add to the home’s 1920s appearance, they also provide necessary protection to withstand the harsh coastal weather conditions.
This single-family residence is composed of four iconic metal-roofed gabled wings that are connected by an open breezeway and transparent entry and passage zones fabricated from a steel window-and-door system. The use of salvaged wood and sustainable products such as composite siding, metal roofing and Marvin clad windows and doors combine to create a maintenance-free exterior and an environmentally responsible building.
With a homeowner who has professional experience as a historian and an education in architecture, this renovated cabin was a truly unique expression of Adirondack design. Taking care to avoid certain clichés and ornamentation, the finished product begs for a closer look into detail. Certainly though, the lake views are still stunning, and new windows allowed the homeowner to honor the spirit of the old cabin, while providing a more expansive interior.
Russian River Studio
This 864-square-foot building with porch and terraced extensions frames the top of the hill above a small existing dwelling. Large, colorful wall panels at the interior serve as accents for the otherwise white walls, and open to reveal workspaces. Light in the main studio space is brought in from windows and doors on all four sides, as well as through skylights. Openings are placed within reasonable proximity to one another, but on separate walls to take in light from more than one orientation at the same time.
The Loretta Building
100 years after its original construction, this building has become one of the downtown area’s most vibrant centers of commerce. By using new materials and some existing resources in the renovation, the designers were able to combine the character of yesterday with furnishings that suit modern tastes. The windows recreated the original character with a more efficient design that improved air filtration, reduced heat loss, and increased energy savings.