At an elevation of more than 8,000 feet sits a majestic mansion that seamlessly renders the divide between the built and the natural worlds. Oversized glass windows, (which in this home become glass walls) dramatize the relationship between the house and its spectacular mountain surroundings. At such a high altitude, the sun’s glare, in tandem with destructive ultraviolet light, became an environmental impediment to the point that the interior living areas were decidedly uncomfortable.
This was a particular challenge for the interior designer since the home abounds in valuable art, costly furnishings and an expanse of custom wide-board pine flooring, all of which are particularly sensitive to ultraviolet light, which is a contributing factor to fading.
Working with a local window film professional,
the designer elected to install Vista™ by
LLumar® Ambiance VE35, a low-e solar
control film to tame the ultraviolet ravages
and combat glare. The high-tech invisible film
blocks more than 99 percent of ultraviolet
rays, helping protect against premature
fading* and helps reduce glare providing
visually comfortable surroundings.
In commenting on the film’s installation,
the designer said, “Glare-free views can be
enjoyed throughout the year and the fading
of the furnishings, precious art and expansive
wood floors are no longer a matter of concern.
What’s more, the owners are quite oblivious to
the presence of the film.”