Furniture handed down for generations can be both a blessing and a curse. For homeowners trying to fit family heirlooms into a contemporary design, it can be challenging to make everything work. Often, that means focusing on interior design, making sure furniture placement and lighting work to the style’s advantage.
But, builder Tim Wilkinson took the challenge a step further. He saw an opportunity to create a unifying design feature in his new home, inspired by a piece of Arts and Crafts furniture handed down to him.
Wilkinson’s home overlooking the Missouri River valley takes advantage of the one-of-a-kind view and pays homage to his family’s roots.
The biggest challenge: how to maximize the home’s spectacular, 140-degree panorama of the river valley. Wilkinson chose Andersen® 400 Series
casement windows, Flexiframe® specialty windows and Frenchwood® hinged patio doors for his home because they are products he knows and trusts. Working with ProBuild and Andersen, he was confident he’d get the level of support and service needed for the project.
Wilkinson’s window design solution included 57 windows and three patio doors. He used venting windows up high and specified TruScene® insect screens for the most unobstructed view possible. He also chose power operators for many windows, to create as clean a look as possible.
As a woodworker, Wilkinson paid special attention to the performance and functionality of the windows as well as the aesthetic details. This is where the family heirloom came into play.
The Arts & Crafts design of his furniture was replicated in custom window grilles and the interior and exterior doors. He also extended the design to the floor inlays, featuring five-foot square, Travertine floor tiles with hand-chiseled edges and a custom rain wall. It’s apparent that Tim and his wife, Darcy, built this home with loving detail. For more information about Tim’s work, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.