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The Brittingham House sits atop a hill that once overlooked the city of Madison. The Georgianstyle home was erected in 1916 by Thomas and Mary Brittingham. It is located in The Highlands, one of the older neighborhoods in Madison. In 1977, it became the official residence of the University of Wisconsin System President.

As part of the revitalization and redecorating of the lovely home, the caretakers and architects want to keep the updates for the home similar to the period when the home was constructed. In considering window treatments for the formal dining room and sitting room, Hunter Douglas Designer Roller shades were selected. Incredible Windows! paired with Lost Woods Sewing for the panels and cornices. After meeting with numerous representatives of the UW, the final selections were made. The south facing windows allow a great deal of sunlight into the home. Concern was expressed regarding the fading of the beautiful furnishings, area carpets and artwork.

The Designer Roller Shade in the Nero fabric in the color Augustus will provide the needed protection for many years to come. Although PowerView was considered for raising and lowering the blinds, it was decided to stay in keeping with the era of construction. Consequently, the standard clutch was selected for moving the blinds.

During the installation, we learned that our great installer, Dawson, has a personal connection to Brittingham House. His great-grandmother was a cook for Mr. and Mrs. Brittingham in the early 1900’s. Amazing!

The final result: a stunning new look! The research and consultation made for great results….