The unique Hobbit House we profiled yesterday actually won two awards, one for the best small project and the other for the innovative ‘butterfly window‘ specially designed for the home. The window was based on Tolkien’s sketches and writings. It was built out of solid mahogany with custom-designed forged iron hardware. The center hinged sashes are designed to resemble butterfly wings. The American Institute of Architects praised the window with “elegant design with extraordinary detailing” when they presented the award to Archer & Buchanan.

Credit: Archer and Buchanan