VIF Studio won the 2014 Marvin Windows and Doors Architects Challenge Showdown, beating out 149 other entrants. Over the course of five weeks, the public was tasked to vote on which inspiring project deserved recognition as Showdown winner.
The winner, "Summer Cottage," is a formerly dilapidated cottage along the Boston Harbor that VIF Studio razed and built anew using hand-cut fieldstone. Faced with strict zoning height restrictions, the hillside location was leveraged to build a two-story home that features raised ceilings and full-length windows, creating beautiful 180-degree panoramas of the harbor and skyline.
Lian Eoyang, the founder of VIF Studio, sourced Marvin Windows and Doors to provide uncompromised views and a transparent barrier from the rugged terrain. The choice of windows were balanced by modern lines and historic New England heritage for a sophisticated, minimalistic look that also promises high performance under the harshest weather conditions.