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myMarvin Architect's Challenge 2010: MD Residence

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At 1600 square feet it is a modest project, but this Santa Rosa, Calif., house caught the judges’ attention, however, and they labeled the MD Residence Best in Show for the 2010 Architect’s Challenge.

The judges said:

This home is a crisp contemporary glass pavilion. Just as the home floats above its California hillside site, the bowed roof form floats above the open and spacious interiors, surrounding the residents with the drama and beauty of the gorgeous setting. The arcing transom windows allow the floor to ceiling fenestration to visually ‘set in’ to the exposed wood ceiling. The resulting pavilion character is the product of the seamless relationship between indoors and out.

Proof that the best things don’t always come in large packages! The MD Residence was designed by Kent Chilcott of Kent Chilcott Studio. Marvin products in the house include clad patio doors, casements, awnings and custom curved-head fixed windows.