Case Study: Samuel Beach HouseBy Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows
Constructed in 1875 as a summer cottage, the Samuel Beach House represents the grand architectural tradition of Long Island Sound. Unfortunately, over a century of storms and questionable alterations took a toll. New owners wanted to save this faded beauty with a thorough restoration that made the interiors livable and saved the badly damaged exterior. Marvin windows figured prominently into their plans.
Forty windows were custom built by Marvin to fit existing window profiles. Windows were double glazed to withstand the weather, and feature Authentic Divided Lites that match the home’s historic designs.
The home’s cupola was lost in a turn-of-the-century hurricane. Marvin used old photographs to recreate the four 2′ x 5′ Round Tops for the cupola.
The renovation of the Samuel Beach House allows it to be a truly usable home with a gorgeous beach. Surf’s up!