Soaring Osprey House / Flathead Lake, MT
Window shapes and dimensions other manufacturers called impossible

Ojibwe Indian architect Richard Wyman Smith grew up around the waters of Flathead Lake with a deep reverence for nature and local wildlife. When a client requested he design a home on Flathead Lake with the look of a bird in flight, Wyman chose a familiar childhood image—the flying osprey and selected Marvin Windows and Doors because of its ability to fully cooperate and not compromise the design ideas.

The Soaring Osprey House in Flathead Lake, MT

A unique design inspired by a bird in flight

Project Highlights

  • The design called for 87 custom windows and doors, including 18 custom windows designed and formed in the shape of a giant soaring osprey—definitely not a typical project. Marvin was the only window manufacturer that could produce windows with the look and performance required by the architect.
  • This particularly challenging project required each window to have a special radii, and for all the units to be precisely aligned to create the desired look. Marvin’s architectural department worked closely with the architect and actually developed the radii specs for the project.

Building Type
Single family home

Richard Wyman Smith

Len Ford, Valley Glass

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