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Large Windows and LEED Certification in a Transformed Home


“The best things in architecture are free: light, proportion and the shaping of space.” So says Massachusetts architect Marcus Gleysteen, who brought that philosophy to life in the transformation of Overlook House, a LEED-certified home built on an existing foundation in Lexington, Mass.

In a house featuring so much glass, window selection is critical — both for aesthetics as well as for energy efficiency. Gleysteen specified a variety of Marvin’s picture windows, awnings, casements and sliding patio doors. The spectacular result was a winner in the 2011 Marvin Architect’s Challenge, a premier international architecture awards program.

The doors and windows serve an important design function, helping bring in natural light as well as delineate space within the home. We invite you to watch the architect, Marcus Gleysteen, as he shows how his vision for this home came alive.