Project Description: A great family home in Lake Oswego with a great floor plan – wonderful yard – fantastic owners – but windows that were tired and lacked the architectural details the home deserved and the owners wanted. We used a combination of Marvin & Integrity (by Marvin) wood clad windows and French doors and period moldings both for the interior and exterior to add the details of homes built at the turn of the century. We also added windows and a French door where previously none existed – the result was access to parts of the yard previously ignored and light into the master bedroom as well as views to the yard that was previously a blank dark wall. The result is a beautiful example of a great house with beautiful windows, doors and millwork that seem as if they were original equipment.
Project Description: A great home overlooking the Willamette River on the bluff in North Portland. HOWEVER – along the way a previous owner had removed the front windows and installed clear glass. A great example of a remodel plan that seemed like a good idea at the time – but architecturally was a train wreck. Enter the beauty of wood-clad windows with divided lite glass that adds warmth and beauty to the interior and puts the charm back into charming bungalow on the exterior.
Project Description: A wonderful example of taking the original and making it uniquely better! This 1919 home had been remodeled a few times over the years and along the way the entry location moved and the style of the entry door was changed to a very typical door system that lacked charm and period-appropriate design.
With the help of Bo Sullivan of Arcalus Design we developed a design that played off the original door (Which we found in the basement!) but allowed more light into the entry. The new design also provided a glass area that the family dog could look through without jumping on the door to look out. And to make it even better – when we found the original door in the basement it still had the original hardware! Bo was able to work with local artisans to completely restore the lock set to original luster and function.
The door is quarter sawn white oak – built by our friends at Summit Woodworking and stained by our favorite paint/stain company Aesthetic Finishes – Duane Pontius. Our installation team did a beautiful job of installing the door and hardware – you would never know it wasn’t the original material. Great effort team!
Project Description: This wonderful inner city home had beautifully designed windows – but unfortunately over the years the weather had taken its toll on them. The entry has a sun room that was too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. Our job was pretty simple: Provide replacement windows that matched all the original details but added all the energy efficiency of new technology and a low maintenance finish. The Marvin Ultimate series Replacement Push-Out Casement was the perfect answer. The client can now use the room year round – and unless someone pointed out the new windows – you’d never know a replacement project had taken place. Even the arched window was no problem for Marvin.
Project Description: Over the years we have done several projects in this interesting, modern home. With the completion of the most recent project in 2012, we have now replaced every window in the home. We added a few new windows as well. The home features floor to ceiling windows that really bring the outdoors in, allowing natural light to flood the interior. These Milgard® Ultra™ Series fiberglass windows were custom made to our exact specifications. A fun creative project!
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