Award: 2010 Trillium Award
Honoree: Accent Homes, Inc., Ham Lake
The bathroom of this model home in Blaine features narrow windows running across the top of the walls. While the look is clean and modern, the windows also deliver natural light to the room.
Bud Dropps, owner of Accent Homes, says these fixed windows do not need to be covered with shades, curtains, or tinted glass to provide the needed privacy. Additionally, a high window leaves more room on the wall for bath fittings and decoration, and gives the room a contemporary, minimalist look. The white wooden window frames contrast dramatically with the darker walls, and tie together other white elements in the room.