Special Projects – The Henri Bendel Mansion

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The Henri Bendel Mansion, Stamford CT

When the Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Stamford, Connecticut, one of the area’s popular attractions, wanted to update and replace their unique, historical windows in a 70 year old mansion and reduce energy expenses at the same time, they chose The Window People of Stamford, Connecticut, for this formidable task.The building was constructed in 1929 for the famous New York designer Henri Bendel in a park setting on 118 acres overlooking Laurel Lake in North Stamford, Connecticut. Bendel wanted the classical elegance of a British manor house transforming that style into an American castle of sorts.Using a Tudor influence, the mansion was outfitted with stunning lead-framed glass windows which made the grounds, entries and interiors a stunning showcase.In 2009, The Window People were awarded this contract because of our expertise in the high-end architectural window product line and our ability to provide a variety of glass patterns that were true to the original style as created by the architect.The result was a perfect display of glass and light that was demanded by the organization to truly replicate the desired effect. As Melissa Mulrooney, the Executive Director of the Museum recalls:“In 2009, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center’s Bendel Mansion went through a major renovation and repair with replacement windows. The Window People were contracted for custom architectural windows for our historic first floor public spaces and casement windows for other areas of the mansion. We have been very pleased with the quality of the installation, the look, and the energy efficiency we’ve garnered.”The Museum and Nature Center has occupied this estate since 1955 and has members and visitors throughout New York Metro area. The Window People are honored to have assisted in the updating and renovation of this magnificent property. Here are examples of our work.