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Contemporary Outpost brings a little bit of Texas to New England, wins Architect's Challenge


Today we have the pleasure of sharing with you a winning project from the myMarvin Architect’s Challenge — a beautiful home used Integrity products to enhance the beauty and function of the home’s design.

Jesse Thompson of Kaplan Thompson Architects in Portland, Maine, designed a beautiful “Contemporary Outpost” in Sweden, Maine. On a quest to bring a little bit of Texas to their new home in Maine, the homeowners aimed to blend a modest home with their passion for horses.

This fascinatingly functional abode sits over a two-stall horse barn featuring a steeply pitched gable roof and double hung windows, along with cedar shingles and clapboard to fit within a classic Maine archetype.

Hugging the tree line along the edge of an idyllic pasture, there’s plenty of room to graze animals and respect the traditional settlement patterns of rural New England, while claiming dramatic views of New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington to the west.

The building plan allowed for extensive use of local woods and high quality thermal insulation (R-30 to R-60 values on all surfaces) to make it a durable, and sustainable home within a modest budget.

Integrity windows were the perfect balance of aesthetics, energy performance and durability for this project. And its affordability allowed for economizing the heating system against the region’s harsh winters.


Integrity Double Hung Windows
Integrity Casement Windows
Integrity Awning Windows
Integrity Inswing French Doors

Photography by Trent Bell.