Old Homes With New Stories

Since 2016, Marvin has partnered with This Old House to outfit the show’s ambitious remodeling projects with windows and doors for every need. This season we sponsored the crew as they tackled a 1940s ranch in Westerly, Rhode Island, which is transformed into an updated Dutch Colonial revival. In the second half of the season, they remodel a turn-of-the-century Cape Ann House to reclaim the history of the home.

Westerly Dutch Colonial

“The ocean-side views are better than expected. We don’t close the blinds. It’s nice being able to wake up in the morning and see some pretty incredible views here.”
—Scott Adams, homeowner

Cape Ann House

“The design of the windows was absolutely critical to the architecture of the home. We were able to open up the view to the outside, bring the light into the home, and capture that for the homeowners.”
—Tobin Shulman, principal, SV Design

The formal dining room filled with light from Marvin windows and doors of the Cape Ann House, renovated by This Old House.

Built to Last

The Cape Ann Home, a 1890s shingle-style home, had originally been built as a summer home and enjoyed by families for generations. It underwent some renovations in the 1970s and needed a refresh to return it to its former glory.

Generation Next

We commend This Old House in their quest to close the skills gap. To show our commitment, we flew seven aspiring trade business owners to our Warroad headquarters for a one-of-a-kind training trip with Tom Silva and our master window and door installers. Thy will take the skills they learned back to their hometowns across the country where they plan to start or strengthen careers in the skilled trades.

Kevin O’Connor, star of This Old House, visits Warroad

Many members of the This Old House crew were born into the trades, and they have hundreds of years of combined experience honing their skills. At Marvin, we have more than 100 years in business and fourth generation family leadership standing behind our commitment to advancing the craft. Kevin O’Connor, star of This Old House, traveled to Warroad to learn more about the people, processes, and products that keep the tradition of craftsmanship alive and well.

Westerly photos by Anthony Tieuli for This Old House

Cape Ann photos by Jared Kuzia for This Old House