Marvin Architect's Challenge Winner: A Summer House on Block Island
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SPONSORED POST The Block Island House is the ideal rendition of a New England summer house, with an update. Newport-based architects Jim Estes and Peter Twombly mixed two architectural features common to the island: the basic "Block Island Dormer" (where the building facade extends into the roof with a gable) and a classic shed porch. Estes/Twombly , whose approach to design hails from quiet modernism and geometrical precision, captured the island's light and southerly views with double-hung windows and large sliding doors. This project ( Block Island House ) is a recent winner of the 2012 myMarvin Architect's Challenge , along with nine other entries selected to highlight inspired designs each featuring Marving Windows and Doors. Estes/Twombly utilized Marvin's wood casement picture windows , sliding patio doors , double hung , and awning windows throughout the project. For anyone embarking on a remodeling or construction project, try the free tools Marvin has available to make your dream home a reality, including their free online Product Designer and brand new iPad app. Above: In the expansion of the basic house and shed porch, the central front porch became the connective force between the two "blocks." Above: Marvin Windows and Doors were selected for their ability to stand up to the rugged climate on the island and provide sweeping views. Above: An entryway and staircase accented with medium-toned wood. Above: Light floods the kitchen through a white-finished wood casement picture windows. Above: A view of the connecting porch.