Floor-to-ceiling Marvin windows (framed with sustainably sourced pine and aluminum), a wood-burning stove, and exposed fir support beams welcome views of nature and wildlife into the main living space.

Midwest Home featured the Walsh family's newly-constructed cabin located in Minnesota. Sara Imhoff, owner and principal of Imprint Architecture and Design, LLC, helped the homeowners choose long-lasting and low-maintenance materials for their project. The team used Marvin windows in pine, for their high quality and to allow maximum views of the woods surrounding the cabin.

"The windows were a big thing," Walsh says. "Because the cabin is small, we wanted to bring in a lot of natural light from every angle, so we feel like we're living outdoors. We also wanted to feel warmth in the winter from the bright winter sun."

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