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  For its first home design in Phoenix, Charles Cunniffe Architects of Aspen, Colorado, envisioned a plan that maximized two of the desert city’s two appealing attributes: sunshine and a climate conducive to nearly eight months of indoor-outdoor living. The result is an 8,000-square-foot contemporary home (aptly named The Phoenix) that features numerous vast expanses of glass, including large multi-slide doors that seamlessly merge the inside of the home with a large outdoor living space and a huge backyard and pool. “The design approach was initiated based on creating a dramatic formal entry flanked by more everyday living space,” says lead architect Jim Kehoe. “And that evolved to a very open space, day-lit with floor-to-ceiling glass walls with a close connection to the landscape in the front and back.” Kehoe’s design employed a full complement of Western Window Systems products, including a fixed Series 600 Window Wall, multiple Series 600 Multi-Slide Doors and Sliding Glass Doors, Series 900 Hinged Doors, and Series 670 Awning, Casement, and Fixed Windows. All the products, Kehoe says, fit in well with the design philosophy of Charles Cunniffe Architects because of the products’ clean appearance, minimal sightlines, and their ability to maximize glazing units. Continued on next page Smaller pieces of glass were used in rooms requiring less natural light.  75      

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