by Christy Heitger-Ewing | photos by Sarah Shields

aaNovo & McComb Pella Create Livable Luxury Homes

The Latin word ‘Novo’ means ‘make new’ and we love this because we want our clients to have a renewed vision of what home can be.” – Abbey & A.J. Robertson

In 2016, husband-and-wife team A.J. and Abbey Robertson founded aaNovo, a full-service design + build company. A.J. leads the build side while Abbey is in charge of design.

The couple is passionate about building and designing beautiful, functional luxury homes with uncompromising craftsmanship for their clients. A.J. believes in building homes that last and create a healthy and comfortable environment and Abbey ensures that function and form are met when designing for their clients.

“It’s not only about creating a beautiful home but one that truly works for our clients and creates beauty in everyday moments,” says Abbey.

“We’re spending a lot of time in our homes now, so I want to create longlasting, healthy buildings,” says A.J.

A.J. knows that there is a myriad of ways to take buildings to another level in terms of comfort, energy efficiency, and fine craftsmanship.

The couple does a wonderful job of streamlining the build and design process so that every detail of the home is taken care of.

A.J. and Abbey recently completed a gorgeous 3,300 sq. ft. home that features McComb Pella windows.

“Their windows provide energy efficiency, style, and quality,” says Abbey.

McComb Pella has a stellar reputation not only for making quality windows and doors but also for providing excellent attention to detail and promptly fixing any issues that may arise.

“They even do the final punch out of their windows, which providers typically don’t do,” says A.J. “Those little things matter.”

Another plus: McComb Pella offers a great deal of variety in their lines. Abbey especially loves their Lifestyle casement windows for a classic, timeless look.

“It’s about finding a nice balance between what fits within a budget, what functions well, and what’s aesthetically pleasing,” says Abbey.

This 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home includes a dining room with beautiful large windows that allow ample light to flood the space. The large kitchen windows also provide dynamite viewing options.

In addition, the living room’s aluminum-clad wood patio doors, which flank the fireplace, have multi-point locking systems with bolts at the top, bottom, and middle parts of the door.

“The locking system creates a straight safe door that stays true to the opening and to the seals, which goes back to our comfort and energy side,” says A.J.

Abbey, who loves to balance aesthetics with function in a space, describes the style of this home as California Causal with some light modern inspiration.

“This house is really a haven as it has a lot of neutral warm tones and different wood tones throughout,” says Abbey. “It truly leans into quiet, livable luxury.”

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