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The Architects Challenge: Best in Show, Part 1

By Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows August 4, 2015

After sorting through hundreds of beautiful entries, our panel of judges has chosen the final winners of this year’s Architects Challenge. This year, we honored 10 architects in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Transitional Home, Best Contemporary Project, Best Traditional New Construction, Best Commercial Project and Best Remodel/Addition. And, because there were so many amazing submissions to this year’s challenge, we’ve also chosen four honorable mentions! Throughout the month of August, our Mluxe blog team will be featuring each of our 10 winner and their outstanding projects. First up–our Best in Show winner–the Healdsburg Residence.

The Healdsburg Residence is an elegantly simple home in California’s wine country. Designed by Nick Noyes of Nick Noyes Architecture, this single-family residence is composed of four iconic metal-roofed gabled wings that are connected by an open breezeway and transparent entry and passage zones fabricated from a steel window-and-door system. The employment of passive and active solar strategies, along with the use of salvaged wood and sustainable products such as composite siding, metal roofing and Marvin clad windows and doors combine to create a maintenance-free exterior and an environmentally responsible building. The flexibility that Marvin products afford played a large role in this project. The range of sizes, options and details offered by Marvin allowed a design with very exacting standards.

Here, Nick Noyes discusses the project and its design. Enjoy!