By Paige Alexus for Dwell.com

It can’t be denied that windows play a key role in ensuring that a home blends seamlessly with its environment. When Stephen Lohr and David Stocker of SHM Architects began designing the Sunnybrook residence in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, they were determined to find the right windows to outfit a structure that would be fully integrated into the landscape.

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Inspired by the early modernist movement of the 20th century, they set their sights on utilizing a selection of massive windows and composing them in a way that would allow the eye to flow smoothly throughout the open space. They decided to work with Marvin Windows and Doors, knowing that they’d be given the options they needed to create the special living experience they were imagining.

Whenever Lohr and Stocker approach a new project, they make sure to consider the best ways of incorporating the environment in which the home is being built. For the Sunnybrook residence, they started with an open plan that was connected to the outdoors on all fronts by the repeated use of windows and stone. The compilation of glass, stone, and steel allows the space to feel both light and solid at the same time.

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For the family that the residence was being built for, the hope was to create a clean open plan that would feel warm and textured while complimenting the local Dallas spirit. To make this possible, the design team carefully placed the fireplace and adjustable louvers in ways that would allow the owners to screen the private areas of the house from the street. With the addition of clerestory windows from Marvin, light continues to stream into the interior, fulfilling the family’s wish of becoming one with the skies of their beloved Texas. Lohr and Stocker are proud to report that the family rarely finds the need to turn on the lights before the sun goes down.

Posted by:The Marvin Family of Brands

The Marvin Companies is a third- and fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business, headquartered in Warroad, Minn. with more than 5,200 employees across 10 cities throughout the United States. The Marvin Family of Brands represents Marvin's fenestration portfolio, which includes Marvin Windows and Doors and its handcrafted wood and wood clad products that are made to order; Integrity Windows and Doors, which pioneered the fiberglass window category with the introduction of its patented Ultrex® fiberglass material; and Infinity Replacement Windows, which offers homeowners a premier line of Ultrex replacement windows with distinctive design. Marvin and its Family of Brands are distributed nationally through a network of independent dealers and are also exported internationally. Visit Marvin.com to learn more.

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