Friday, January 27, 2012

Cypress outswing casements and trapezoids


Grabill is pleased to be part of a local renovation that was the original work of Frank Lloyd Wright’s master builder, Harold Turner.   Mr. Turner was on site for the construction of many of Wright’s Usonian homes around the country and eventually settled and worked exclusively in Southeastern Michigan.  While working closely with current designer, John Savitski of J.W. Studio, Grabill is helping recreating the grandeur of the Usonia era.  Custom outswing casements and trapezoid windows with operable awnings, are being produced to match existing windows perfectly.  Grabill’s use of high performance glass will combine optimum energy efficiency and timeless beauty to this historical residence.   Grabill offers a wide variety of architectural choices ranging from custom pivot doors to triple hung windows with solid wood and clad options.  For more information, please visit our website.

Friday, January 20, 2012

fixed arch top door


This aluminum clad door may look like a window but is actually a fixed door.  By designing this as a fixed arch top door, it can be placed directly beside an operable door allowing them to match up in almost every detail.  This custom door contains simulated divided lites, high performance glass, and 7/8 inch muntin bars.  It has been crafted with such a high level of precision, it is nearly impossible to detect it is not true divided lite.  For the interior, Grabill used Genuine Mahogany, no sub-standard or substituted species here.  In an effort to provide the client with the maximum amount of choices and customization, Grabill coordinated with a highly revered local finisher to provide a wire brushed interior that is truly one of a kind. This fixed arch top door will accompany various other Grabill products in this custom residence.  Grabill is also providing multiple expansive bifolding doors, inswing and fixed doors, and a unique custom pocket slider that mimics this same archtop on the opposite side of the room.   

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

bifolding door: Inprogress


Grabill is known throughout the architectural community for their luxury custom windows and doors.  The design possibilities are endless and range from historically accurate pivot windows to these contemporary bifolding doors.  The current unit in progress is for a Southeastern Michigan residence and includes a single swing door and a 3 panel bifolding door.  Constructed of the finest Mahogany, this door spans over 12 feet wide and 8 feet tall.  As with all Grabill custom windows and doors, each unit can be constructed to match your exact specifications.  For more info on Grabill Window and Doors products, please visit our website or call us at 810-798-2817.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 has arrived!

Happy New Year with confetti

We are back from the Holiday and ready to go.  Both shops are bustling with production and moving full force ahead into 2012.   Our team continually strives to expand our design abilities, to be more creative while maintaining our timeless quality.  Grabill can accommodate most architectural designs, ranging from contemporary oversized pivoting doors to traditional double hung windows.  Each piece we produce is both visually and functionally appealing.  It is going to be a great year at Grabill.  If you are thinking about a new project  for 2012, now is the time get on the schedule.  Happy New Year!