In this Texas home, a glass corner window accented by clean wood lines allows owners to take full advantage of this site’s serene setting and old growth trees from the comfort of conditioned space. Project: Lakeview Residence, Austin, Texas; Architect: alterstudio, Austin
This series of wood windows takes on a geometric pattern that plays into the home’s updated farmhouse aesthetic. Project: Private Residence, Columbus, Ohio, area; Architect: Meyers Associates Architecture, Columbus
A grown-up tree house in Los Angeles uses stacked corner and tilt-out windows to bring in views of the surrounding treetops. Project: Tree House, Los Angeles; Architect: Rockefeller Partners, El Segundo, Calif.; Builder: Preis Construction, Santa Monica, Calif.
A wall of glass is warmed by clean lines of wood millwork that frame views with minimal obstruction. Project: Lakeview Residence, Austin, Texas; Architect: alterstudio, Austin
Even traditional wood windows have a dramatic effect when grouped four at a time, creating an updated version of a window seat without disrupting the feel of this classic New England home. Project: Private Residence, Boston area; Architect: Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Boston
Geometric lines of wood millwork artfully combine windows into a wall of glass that lends expansive views and blurs the boundaries between indoors and out while still adding visual interest. Project: Becherer House, Charlottesville, Va.; Architect: Robert M. Gurney, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Shelter Associates, Charlottesville, Va.
Wood windows topped by dormers of the same material enhance the natural vibe in this LEED-Platinum home, while triple-pane glass boosts its performance. Project: The Ellis Residence, Bainbridge Island, Wash.; Architect: Coates Design Architects, Bainbridge Island; Builder: Smallwood Design and Construction, Bainbridge Island
For owners who wanted a contemporary home that also channels the aesthetic of surrounding rural Rhode Island farms, warm wood windows combine with heart-pine floors and exposed joists to counterbalance the lower level’s extensive use of steel and glass. Project: Field House, Sakonnet, R.I.; Architect: Estes/Twombly Architects, Newport, R.I.; Builder: Highland Builders, Tiverton, R.I.