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Architects Challenge Showdown: Top Five

By Sam Tuttle, Marvin Windows July 6, 2015

Things are really heating up in our Architects Challenge Showdown! From the 140 inspiring entries, only five remain. Who will win the coveted prize of Showdown champion? That’s for you to decide!

We’re shining the spotlight on the five remaining Architect Challenge entries. From lakeside homes in Minnesota to modern glass walls in Ohio, the Challenge showcases the design flexibility of Marvin’s offerings, and we can’t help but gush about the beautiful entries. Yet, only one can reign supreme. Remember, your vote counts!

Thumper Pond Residence
Chris Doehrmann | Chris Doehrmann Architect, Inc.
Ottertail, MN

Fiber cement panels, stucco, clad windows and a richly stained wood entry structure all contribute to Thumper Pond Residence’s modern elegance. The magnificent living room is framed by a rich, wood-paneled ceiling and espresso-stained, arched windows, complete with a spectacular view of the nearby pond. Marvin windows with retractable screens and 8’ Marvin swinging and custom entry doors helped achieve this residence’s contemporary expression.

Shenandoah Farmhouse
Charles Hendricks | The Gaines Group, PLC
Penn Laird, VA

Found in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, the Shenandoah Farmhouse structure features the latest in building science technology. There is a no-step entry, roll in shower, wide doors, multi-height counters in the kitchen and an open floor plan. This particular project chose Marvin’s solutions for the, durable, low-maintenance exterior trim and easy-to-operate opening.

The Villa Renewed
Mark Nelson | David Heide Design Studio
Saint Paul, MN

Located in one of the country’s premier and best-preserved historic residential areas, The Villa Renewed is a completely renovated duplex that meets the strict requirements of the local Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). After learning the existing windows were beyond repair, the HPC determined that Marvin Wood Ultimate windows met the stringent standards and guidelines for preservation and rehabilitation.

Lakeview
Dan Feidt | Dan Feidt Studio
Deephaven, MN

The builders, who also happen to be the homeowners, of this scenic lakeside home had two simple goals for their remodel design: create a magnificent view of the lake, and improve energy efficiency. Using a bit of ingenuity and Marvin products, the homeowners were able to meet their design and energy goals while keeping the build on schedule and within budget. In fact, the home won a Twin Cities RAVE award for excellence in residential design, as well as a Minnesota GreenPath award for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, resource management, water management and site development.

BayVue
Stephen / Lambrini Schill / Palmieri | Schill Architecture
Bay Village, OH

This home was designed and constructed in parallel with the rebirth of Cleveland, Ohio, and boasts a modern adaptation of the Prairie Style design. Large expanses of Marvin windows bring light in from all angles and open to an incredible, 180-degree view of the water and skyline. Marvin Ultimate Casement windows brought the walls of glass to life without using a commercial curtain wall system. In addition, continuous transoms on each level of the house accentuate the horizontal lines throughout the structure.

You can vote for one project, once a day. So, make sure to come back often!

Vote for your favorite projects before July 12th, 2015