myMarvin Architect's Challenge: Palo Alto Family Home
By Berit Griffin
October 12, 2010
The design for this Palo Alto, Calif. home for a growing family grew through a careful blending of the husband’s love of some of the more exuberant examples of Arts and Crafts homes and the wife’s strong desire for a quiet and refined ‘California Craftsmen’. Wide porches and predominantly horizontal lines harken back to the classic homes of architects Green and Green, while remarkable attention to detailing produces a “buttoned down” refinement of character. Inside, the generous use of glass, in windows as well as doors, floods the home with natural light, providing brightness and exuberance beyond that typically found in historic arts and crafts design. This project is all about the detailing. Windows and doors play a crucial role in the overall aesthetic of the home. Marvin windows and doors allow great flexibility in sizing and mullion design, and ordering options allowed windows to be trimmed in the field to meet specific requirements.
Marvin product used in this house included Ultimate Double Hungs and French doors. The house was designed by architects at the Fergus Garber Group.