Madeline Island Retreat
Architect's Challenge Honorable Mention 2015
Architect Name: Christine Albertsson
Architecture Firm: Albertsson Hansen
Location: Madeline Island, WI
“The strength of this project is in the design of the interiors.” – Jury member
The design of this seasonal retreat was inspired by the homeowner’s childhood memories of summers spent on the Maine coast. Bringing this narrative forward, the project combines contemporary efficiency with the feeling of a rustic summer cottage. Marvin windows and doors were smoothly integrated into the precise details of the exterior envelope, enhancing the warm, wood quality of a classic American cottage. The way in which these products became a part of the overall architectural expression rather than standing out as an inserted product was a testament to the flexibility that Marvin can offer.