March 1, 2012
How to bring the outside into your home. The 25-by-16-foot window wall in the home of Ginni Mulligan was designed to maximize a dramatic backyard view while meeting tight local code regulations. To accomplish dual goals, Sun Design replaced the bulky traditional bulky wooden frame with a steel “moment” frame that covers less of the window surface. Sitting at the dining counter and looking out at nature has become a favorite activity for the Mulligans and guests.
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“When we started this company twenty seven years ago, our core specialty was opening up views and creating visual continuum,” explains Craig Durosko, chairman and founder of Sun Design Remodeling. “That said, creating a more functional relationship between the house and its setting has always been the larger proposition we explore with homeowners.” “Simply put, Northern Virginians like their green backyards and temperate climate, so finding ways to connect the house with what's just outside your door is a strong local incentive-- especially as spring unfolds into summer.”