Enter Marvin Windows and Doors. The building’s developer/owner, Benshoof Construction, partnered with Marvin design consultant Jeff Hoffman to review the needs of the project. Hoffman’s two decades of experience have given him extensive knowledge and understanding of historical materials and standards — especially important in this project, which came under close scrutiny from neighborhood, city, state and national historical agencies.
More than 65 new windows were designed and custom-built to match historical standards, each measured and crafted for a particular location to provide beautiful views from the restored house. A wide variety of windows was needed — from the grand scale of Double Hung windows for the living room and a triple set of windows crowned with Round Tops in the master bedroom, to tall windows from the kitchen and dining areas that open onto attractive views of the brickwork and wrought-iron railings of the elegant rear courtyard.
The final result in the Armstrong-Quinlan house is nothing less than stunning — residents are offered clear views of the city of St. Paul, the new Science Museum of Minnesota and riverboats along the Mississippi. Natural light fills every room and the windows will withstand Minnesota’s extreme weather conditions without losing either functionality or beauty.
From the outside, the building looks much as it must have over one hundred years ago, with refinished brick, new slate shingles and inviting windows that reveal the beautifully refinished interiors. The house itself has come full circle – from a landmark distinguished by unique design to a public eyesore and now back to a distinctive, urban residence.
- Dozens of Wood Ultimate Double Hung windows were built to meet stringent historical requirements, enhance the house’s classic look and provide significant energy efficiency.
- Decorative, light-enhancing features like Round Tops and transoms add to the beauty of the new condominiums
- Double-paned windows provide significant energy efficiency benefits to the historic home.
1886 Queen Anne/Richardson Romanesque double home restored and remodeled into four condominium units
Units and Applications
- Wood Ultimate Double Hung Windows
- Round Tops
- Bay window with Casemaster transoms
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St. Paul, Minn.