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Charming cottage seamlessly transitions to outdoor space

“An exceptional, albeit very modest, pavilion. Excellent detail and design creating a very inviting place.” –David Furman

This guest cottage for a private residence in northern California beckons guests and family alike to relax in this charming retreat, where the covered sitting area connects to the cozy bedroom suite. One of the great delights of living in Northern California is enjoying the indoor/outdoor lifestyle afforded by the mild climate.

The inter-connectivity of the cottage and garden spaces is also fundamental to the success of the design, making door and window selection critical. The goal was to create seamless transitions between the interior and exterior, with an emphasis on fluidity and openness rather than choppy, divided spaces.

The durability and detail of the Marvin products chosen for this build, paired with the scale and design of their configuration, endow the cottage with a charm that complements the house and garden setting. The open spaces allow for cottage guests to enjoy their property from inside and out.

Marvin Products Used:

Ultimate Casement Window
Ultimate Swinging French Door

Photography by: Bernardo Grijalva Photography


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