Inside Look: How the 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge Winners Put Their Stamp on the Latest Design Trends

A new and diverse group of Marvin Architects Challenge-winning projects offer a personal take on the home and design trends the industry is buzzing about. We recently announced the winners of this year’s Marvin Architects Challenge design competition, a group of projects that differ greatly in terms of design style and aesthetics, but that have one…

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Historic School Gets New Lease on Life

A former Catholic elementary school is reborn as luxury condos in a Philadelphia suburb. Built in 1925, The St. Margaret School in Narberth, PA had outgrown its original purpose and was in need of a refresh that could give new life to the historical building. After seeing potential in this beautifully crafted gothic building, Moser Construction…

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Show Me How to Hygge

The Danish trend that’s sweeping the nation might not have an English translation, but it has a unique approach when it comes to home design.  Hygge (prounounced hue-guh) is a Danish word, or perhaps more accurately, a feeling you get when you’re experiencing a moment that’s out of the ordinary, cozy, charming or just plain special.…

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A Risky Remodel Yields Big Returns

“In some ways,” said Scott Payne, principal of Farmer + Payne Architects, “this home was never meant to be remodeled.” Payne was referring to the monolithic Kawneer commercial storefront system used to frame many of the home’s original windows. Although state-of-the art at the time of the home’s completion in the 1960s, the heavy aluminum…

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The Rise of the Transitional Home

In an age of Houzz and Pinterest, an unprecedented online buzz on both contemporary and traditional home design has inspired an openness to merging two distinctly different styles. Inevitably, savvy homeowners tend to think, “I like parts of both.” Welcome to the transitional home. This fast-growing movement pays homage to contemporary and traditional home styles.…

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