Situated less than an hour’s drive from Philadelphia, Mullica Hill, N.J., has turned into a highly sought-after location. This former farming community has seen its population more than triple in the last 30 years, and there’s no sign of that growth slowing down.
Many of the new arrivals are moving into homes constructed by Nocentino Homes, a long-time construction company in the region. They have developed a reputation for building beautiful homes with grandeur and curb appeal that feature MI windows.
“We’ve been using MI windows for about 16 years,” said Bob Nocentino, the company’s founder. “They always look good, so they’re perfect for the high-end, executive-style homes that we specialize in.”
Nocentino’s latest creation is a 5,867-foot masterpiece in Mullica Hill that features dozens of MI windows. Designed to turn heads, and let in natural light, this home has more than 20 windows just in the front of the house.
“There’s a lot of glass in this house,” said Jack S. Smith, the architect on the project. “We really tried to add some design flair by using eyebrow windows, circle windows and even little gable windows up on top. We even included both a bay and a bow window. This house has it all.”
All the windows are from the MI 1556 Series, which is a vinyl window that combines superior hardware with top-notch aesthetic qualities. Available with numerous grid and color options, the 1556 double-hung is a top seller.
For this home, Nocentino chose the bronze 1556. Dark colors like bronze and black have become increasingly popular in recent years, and architects and builders have seized on their new-found prominence.
“We were changing up some colors in designing the home, and the darker windows accentuated the house really well,” Smith said. “Not all vinyl window companies have the colors that MI has. That’s really big.”
"Darker colors help give my clients variety and options, especially when you’re building custom homes,” Nocentino added. “Also, the new screen application for the 1556 Series is easy to install, and the 1556 looks great from the curb
and has a tight seal.”
The 1556 is also an exceedingly energy-efficient window – a much-coveted quality due to those cold Northeastern winters. Featuring a warm-edge spacer system and options like high-performance Low-E glass and argon gas between the panes, the 1556 is ENERGY STAR®-certified in all 50 states.
“A good window is critical for energy efficiency,” Smith said. “With the Low-E and the argon fill and the seals, you can sit right next to these windows and you don’t feel the cold. You can place your furniture right by the windows and make use of the entire floorspace.”
MI windows were the perfect solution for this custom home, and this home is an awe-inspiring dwelling in an up-and-coming community.