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  • A Movable Wall That Makes Way for Dreams

    Several years ago, we had an opportunity to buy into a dream we had: to own an old farmhouse that needed a little work, fix it up and create our own little paradise complete with lovely gardens and our own flock of chickens (reference the photo below). So, full disclosure, it wasn’t that straightforward – it never is, right? The house we landed on needed a lot of work (even as I type today, some projects have been done and some haven’t because…life!). As we walked through the house those years ago, I had no problem with its condition because it

  • 2012 myMarvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

    Congratulations to the nine winners who were selected from the 79 entries! Two of the nine winning entries represent the A.W. Hastings territory of New England and Eastern, NY: Donald Giambastiani, Solomon+Bauer+Giambastiani Architects Inc. Watertown, MA – Family Retreat, Tyringham, MA Giambastiani designed the renovation of this New England farmhouse style family retreat located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts using natural building materials, such as local fieldstone and cedar shingles, to maintain the rustic character of the home and landscape. Marvin windows offered the style and scale needed to complement the building materials and bring light to the many