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  At night, the west-facing window walls offer unparalleled views of the city lights. Afuture homeowner with a lot on the elevated east bench of Provo, Utah, knew exactly what he had in front of him: spectacular views of the city below and the huge Utah Lake beyond it. So he turned to designer Richard McCann of Blackbox Design Studios in Salt Lake City to provide him with a modern home that maximized the stunning vistas. “The entire design of the home was centered on the lot and its views of the valley below,” says McCann. “So the idea was to try to get as much glass as possible on the home’s west facade, where the views were.” Mission accomplished. The beautiful two-story, 6,600-square-foot residence features two massive Western Window Systems window walls (one on each story) on the front of the home. Each window wall features five rows of three horizontal panels of large glass, perfect for letting in copious amounts of Utah sunshine. “The owners have a less-conventional décor taste that really benefits from a lot of light. And the space is dynamic during any part of the day,” says McCann, “whether you’re taking in the sunset reflecting on the lake or looking out at the city lights at night.” And given that the huge array of glass panels faces west, solar heat gain was definitely a concern for McCann, but he reports that the Western Window Systems windows, with their low U-values and thermally broken aluminum frames, met the energy requirements needed. “And after a full summer in the home, the owner is very satisfied with the windows’ energy performance.” Continued on next page  79     

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