BUILDING TYPE: 19th-century Mansion/Senior Housing
UNITS AND APPLICATIONS: Historically accurate windows and doors, both standard and custom
CONTRACTOR: Kreisler-Borg Florman
In 1892, philanthropist Miriam Osborn directed a portion of her estate to the creation of a charitable home for widowed women. Today the Osborn is a state-of-the-art community for seniors featuring world-class care, grand architecture and a scenic 56-acre campus.
Replacing every window in the original neo-Georgian main building during renovation was just the beginning. Two enormous wings were added, both requiring windows and doors that would be durable, beautiful and easy for elderly residents to operate.
-By combining standard and custom products and creating historically accurate trim, Marvin met the important requirements for durability, architectural integrity and easy operation.
-The Old World charm and exceptional performance of Marvin products contributed to the institution being awarded the AIA’s prestigious Excellence in Design for Aging award.