Bringing Historic Key West into the 21st CenturyBy Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows
If you’re looking for a place with beautiful beaches, warm weather and a culture that blends together history and modern entertainment, you can’t do better than Key West. Luminaries like Ernest Hemingway, Harry Truman and Jimmy Buffett have made their home there and people continue to flock there today.
A recent beachfront community called the Truman Annex is a former naval base and the site of President Truman’s “Little White House” winter getaway. The community has new and renovated homes that come from a variety of architectural styles. New England and Bahamian designs capture the melting pot that is Key West and offer a luxurious experience for its residents.
The windows offer a great view of historic Key West. Marvin Windows and Doors provided thousands of windows to meet this community’s needs.
Many types of windows were used, including double-hungs, half-round windows, awnings, bays, transoms and casements. For renovated residences, Marvin’s historic replication experience was a plus, as they were able to match older windows perfectly. Since all Marvin products are custom-made, the new windows fit perfectly into the old openings.
If you ever have the chance to get to Key West, enjoy the sea breezes, beaches and activities. And should you be near the Truman Annex, take a look at the windows that let so many people look out on the life of Key West.