Double Hung Windows with Fixed Transom

Martha’s Vineyard, MA — 2007

Hirschmann Windows and Doors

  • 98 Double Hungs
  • 72 Double Hungs w/ Fixed Transom
  • 10 Fixed Windows
  • 2 Awning Windows
  • 2 Eyebrow Window Unit
  • 3 Exterior Gable Window Units
  • 2 Radius Bay Window Unit
  • 1 Radius Bay Window & Door Unit
  • 8 Single Doors
  • 1 Fixed Single Door
  • 7 Single Doors w/ Fixed Transom
  • 2 French Doors
  • 3 French Doors w/ Fixed Transom
  • 1 Solid Panel Entrance Door w/ Sidelites

Handlin, Garrahan, Zachos & Associates
Cambridge, MA

Holmes Hole Builders, LLC
Martha’s Vineyard, MA

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Gary Maynard, a lifelong sailor and founder of Holmes Hole Builders, LLC, builds elegant, custom homes on Martha’s Vineyard. This stately property, situated on the edge of a salt water tidal pond on the southern shoreline, is a prime example. With a low-building profile that blends into the natural environment, it illustrates the high-quality construction, fine workmanship and attention to detail for which Maynard’s firm is known.

Assembling the project team, Maynard knew he needed top-of-the-line subcontractors and suppliers who could work with him to define the nuances of the building’s subtle curves and trim details. He wanted craftsmen who could turn around the job flawlessly and produce high-quality work, all in a demanding timeframe. Having worked with H. Hirschmann LTD on two previous projects, Maynard immediately thought they would be a good fit for the job.

The project consisted of a main house, a guest house by the pond, a garage with a studio and several other outbuildings. It involved over 200 windows and doors – all of which had to be designed, furnished and installed in under a year. The building design posed a number of challenges, with elaborate trim features aligning horizontally on the interior and exterior, and the need to fit straight fenestration units into bent radius walls.

Genuine South American Mahogany doors and windows were designed with interchangeable storm and screen panels, making it easy to adapt to the changing seasons and brutal Northeast winters. In addition, laminated safety glass set in true divided lites (TDL) provided an immediate sense of historic appearance and afforded added protection from the elements. At the curved building walls, Hirschmann created a system of radius interior and exterior sill and head jamb extensions to seamlessly hold straight window and door frames in their place.

The end result is a beautiful home with banks of mulled windows and French doors wrapping around the water-facing side of the main building – bringing in natural light and sea breezes, while affording its owners striking ocean views.

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