Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, a Swiss-French architect best known for his development of the International Modern design, believed that function was the priority when it came to architecture. Homes in this style feature a simple exterior and highly functional interior.
In today’s post, your leading window replacement expert, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Pennsylvania, shares tips on choosing the best windows and doors for International Modern Homes.
Key Style Elements
Windows: International Modern homes make use of a sculptural and asymmetrical arrangement of overlapping block forms with a flat roof. Windows have a narrow frame profile so the frames appear less visible. Large windows are fixed in groups to create rectangles and squares. They either extend from floor to ceiling or wrap around the corners.
Casement and picture windows are typically used for this style as they provide a large glass area. The windows are arranged in groups to create a unified rectangular form that spans the entire width and height of a room.
Doors: Single doors are frequently utilized in International Modern style homes. Multiple auxiliary doors in one unit are mostly used for the terrace or patio. For the most energy-efficient and durable replacement windows and doors, you can count on Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania.
Colors & Finishes
The exterior of an International Modern style home may vary in color, but the most popular option is white. Neutral colors are preferred for a painted finish. Wood species such as walnut, mahogany, cherry and maple are used for window and door interiors.
Choose Renewal by Andersen of Central Pennsylvania for windows and doors that fit your International Modern style home. We offer high-quality bay, sliding, casement and double hung windows. Call us at (717) 591-4900 or complete our online form for a free in-home consultation. We work with homeowners in Harrisburg, PA.