Samuel Beach House / Branford, CT
Historical reproductions that stand up to coastal storms

Constructed in 1875 as a summer cottage, the Samuel Beach House represents the grand architectural tradition of Long Island Sound. Unfortunately, over a century of storms and questionable alterations took a toll. New owners wanted to save this faded beauty with a thorough restoration that made the interiors livable and saved the badly damaged exterior. Marvin windows figured prominently into their plans.

Project Highlights

  • Forty windows were custom built by Marvin to fit existing window profiles. Windows were double glazed to withstand the weather, and feature Authentic Divided Lites that match the home’s historic designs.
  • The home’s cupola was lost in a turn-of-the-century hurricane. Marvin used old photographs to recreate the four 2' x 5' Round Tops for the cupola.

The Samuel Beach House was built in 1875 as a summer cottage.

Round Tops in the cupola were designed from old photos.

Building Type
Single family home

Units and Applications
Double Hung windows with traditional six-over-six or four-over-four Authentic Divided Lites
Round Tops

Barry Svigals, Svigals Associates

Rob Reutenauer

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