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Architect's Challenge Showdown: A few East Coast inspirations

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If you’ve been keeping up with the Architect’s Challenge Showdown, you’ve no doubt seen and been inspired by some amazing projects. Over the next week, we’ll be showing you all the various projects, region by region. Without further ado, here’s our whirlwind tour of some of the East Coast’s most beautiful homes. If you like a project, don’t forget to vote for it! The first round of the Showdown ends soon. And remember, all of these amazing homes use Marvin windows and doors.

If you’re in a New York state of mind, we have some great projects from the Empire State. Can you believe this palatial estate?! It’s absolutely beautiful!

Cove Neck Residence by Matthew Korn of Matthew Korn Architecture, P.C.

If you prefer a more modern New York getaway, you’ll love this lakeside retreat. The owners wanted a spacious home to host guests in, as well as work remotely.

Private Residence

Private Residence in the Adirondacks by Michael Phinney of Phinney Design Group

Over in New Hampshire, two architects provided two very different, but very beautiful spaces for two prestigious education institutions. We feel smarter just looking at them.

Dartmouth’s rugby clubhouse houses the men’s and women’s rugby teams with two fields, locker rooms, team rooms and outdoor spectator space.

Rugby Clubhouse

Rugby Clubhouse at Dartmouth College by Randall Mudge of Randall T. Mudge & Associates

Phillips Hall at Phillips Exeter Academy got a complete overhaul — existing classrooms were renovated, new classrooms were created from underutilized space and the whole building got new windows, roofing, air conditioning, an elevator and other ADA improvements.

Phillips Exeter

Phillips Hall by Philip Laird of Architectural Resources Cambridge

Finally, from Vermont come two sleek and stylish contemporary residences.

We’d stay at this Lake Morey guest house any time. It’s cleverly designed to hide its size by being built along a hill. There’s room for nine and it comes with expansive views of the lake.

Contemporary Guest House

Contemporary Guest House by Pi Smith of Smith & Vansant Architects PC

This other Vermont lakeside home also was built into a hill. Those big expanses of glass really blend outdoors and indoors.

Cantilever House

Cantilever House by Brian Mac of Birdseye Design

There are many other East Coast entrants in the Architect’s Challenge. If you like what you see here, check out some more. And vote for your favorites. You can vote once a day, every day. Your vote helps choose the Showdown winner, so if you want to show some East Coast pride, now’s your chance!