The story of David and Barbara Beers’s effort to renovate their mid-century modern home can be boiled down, ultimately, to THE windows.
A squat, airy, contemporary confection built in 1964 in Montgomery County, the house needed serious updating. But the Beerses were determined to maintain its clean, modern lines — and that meant keeping its 80-some windows free of details and embellishment, even as the glass and frames were replaced.
In a region where the center-hall Colonial reigns king, though, convincing contractors to stick with a modern aesthetic was no easy task. First, there was the general contractor who shored up the house’s glass atrium by building a not-quite-square frame using the wrong wood. Then there were the window company representatives who dutifully listened to David’s instructions for replacement windows — and ignored them