An unexpectedly modern addition connects two existing houses to create the ultimate in multi-style living.

Two existing traditional white-clapboard houses are melded with a distinctly fresh, contemporary addition of about 1,500 square feet in this unique project in Owls Head, Maine. As a counterpoint to the traditional white clapboard siding on the original houses, wide boards of unfinished Eastern white cedar flowing vertically were chosen to give the new addition it’s own contemporary feel. Marrying old and new, this addition also helps bridge the gap between the homeowners’ competing visions.

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A particular creative challenge was posed by the disparate wishes of the owners: He wanted “all walls” to display their extensive art collection and she wanted “all glass” for natural light and views of the water. Integrity’s Wood-Ultrex windows and doors were specified in “Pebble Grey” to meld with the soon-to-be weathered cedar, and the balance of natural light and wall space proved to be the perfect combination for the homeowners.

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The clean design and sharp detailing of the Integrity Wood-Ultrex Casement, Awning and Double Hung Windows along with an Inswing French Door and Sliding Patio Door enable views of the surrounding landscape while staying true to the contemporary stylings of the addition. Easy access to the patio helps connect living spaces and bring the outdoors in, and corner window assemblies provide panoramic waterfront views that are as artistic as the paintings on the walls.

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Project Highlights
Name: Gallery Addition
Location: Owls Head, ME
Architect: John W. Priestley, 3rd, Priestley + Associates Architecture
Builder: Albertson Builders, Tom Albertson
Dealer/Distributor: EBS Building Supplies/AW Hastings

Products Used:
Integrity Wood-Ultrex Casement
Integrity Wood-Ultrex Awning
Integrity Wood-Ultrex Double Hung
Integrity Wood-Ultrex Inswing French Door
Integrity Wood-Ultrex Sliding Patio Door

Gallery Addition was a winner in the 2017 Red Diamond Achiever Awards.

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 to learn more.

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