Stunning Architect’s Challenge Winners

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I always look forward to seeing Marvin’s Architect Challenge winners and this year’s group sets the bar high. These homes are absolutely stunning — the dreams of every design lover made real in glass, steel, wood and stone. This year’s winners range from a classic Maine farmhouse, to an Oregon mountain home (pictured below), to a Mediterranean hillside villa. Though they’re wildly different, they all share beauty, creativity and sustainability.

The owners of this Oregon mountain home used walls of glass to bring in every bit of sunshine in the rainy Pacific Northwest.

With modern, energy-efficient windows and doors, architects can open up the beauty of the great outdoors without compromising on their vision – or the comfort of the inhabitants. See the eye-popping gallery of winners, and start dreaming of bringing your own design vision to life.

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Architect Kent Chilcott spent years studying the views and contours of the California valley where he built his own personal residence.

The main level of the Overlook House in Lexington, Mass., is designed to function as a loft-like space.

Corner windows are a signature of this Oregon mountain home by designer Michael Barclay.

A 40-foot wall of glass opens up spectacular views of Lake Superior in this Upper Peninsula (Mich.) cabin.

The Eagle Harbor Cabin is cantilevered over the rocky shore of Lake Superior.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.