Porch with multiple large Marvin Windows and Doors
20 October 2017

Discovering Additional Potential

A family realizes the full potential of their outdoor space by building a modern addition that lets the view take top billing.

Spending time in their serene and secluded back yard has always been an integral part of each day for this young family of four. But the majority of windows in the house faced toward the street and the only access to the back yard was through a single patio door in the kitchen. The owners decided to renovate their existing house and create an addition that would seamlessly connect old and new, inside and out. The addition consists of three spaces: a master suite, dining room and screened in porch—each of which allowed for expansive windows.

Backyard of home with multiple large Marvin Windows and Doors

For this renovation project, architect Jon Hensley chose Marvin Elevate Collection windows and doors for the durability and ease of maintenance of the tough exterior finish, and the natural beauty of stained wood on the interior.

Large bedroom with multiple Marvin Windows

Hensley was able to include larger and more modern Casement, Awning, Specialty Shapes and Inswing French Doors in the addition; and installed Casement Narrow Frame and Double Hung Insert windows in the existing house.

Dining room area with multiple Marvin Windows and Doors

Marvin was able to provide all window types in contrasting styles but complementary finishes. By using large floor-to-ceiling windows with narrow profiles, views of the backyard are invited into the home.

Home with multiple Marvin Windows

Project Highlights
Name: Modern Cedar Addition
Location: Arlington, VA
Architect: Jon Hensley, Jon Hensley Architects
Builder: AllenBuilt Inc.
Dealer: Window & Door Showplace

Marvin Products Used:
Elevate Casement
Elevate Awning
Elevate Casement Narrow Frame
Elevate Double Hung Insert
Elevate Specialty Shapes
Elevate Inswing French Door

Modern Cedar Addition was a winner in the 2017 Red Diamond Achiever Awards.