New Windows: Part I. Well, here it is! I'm sure you're excited, so let's have at it...
Once you approach the house from the drive, you see the house starts to open up with larger areas of glass. When you gang the windows together it becomes a window wall rather than individual windows as seen on the front facade. Here on the south elevation we used an awing to cut down on the southern exposure during the summer months.
In some areas we played with the scale of the windows. The bigger square window on the right is a focal point at the end of the porch and the small window to the left balances the composition. Its slighter scale also enhances the wall's textural quality.
A generous window is centered in a second story bay. Cladding this element in a monolithic material (vertical boards with tight joints) gives importance to its form and simple but prominent windows.
At the interior, a grouping of windows at the first and second floor accentuates the height created at the staircase.
The double height space over the dining area is flooded with southern light thanks to the window wall at the stairs. The soft indirect light highlights the stonework of the fireplace chimney.
In this house we used only one window type, the double hung. But by using it in different ways we can provide unique experiences while maintaining an overall consistency throughout the house.