Van Dam says he's a fan of all-wood windows from Kolbe & Kolbe because “the wood is a good low-maintenance alternative to aluminum.” Available in casement, awning, double-hung, and slider styles, the windows' exterior components are immersed in a life-prolonging preservative treatment before assembly. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co., 800.955.8177; www.kolbe-kolbe.com.


  • Samuel W. Van Dam, AIA

    Credit: Ethan S. MacDougal

    Samuel W. Van Dam, AIA

van dam architecture and design
portland, maine

samuel w. van dam, aia
www.vandamdesign.com