Monday, December 5, 2011

Gilsey House: Window Details I

The 29th Street windows are actually small dormers in the Mansard roof, thus they are narrower and higher off of the floor than we might have liked. For the renovation, we have been designed the window surrounds to help them feel as expansive as possible.

Plan view of the 29th Street windows
(the side walls are angled out to help widen the proportion of the window - this is called an embrasure)

The paneling pattern below the window is based on the two remaining panels we found from the 1860's building.

A section through a 29th Street window, showing the paneled embrasure
We carefully measured the remaining 1860's window trim to create the new window and door surround details.

Gilsey House: Public Rooms

Here's a look at some of what we have planned for the interior...
First, the public rooms:

East side of the Gallery

The Gallery's west side
(with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in the former freight elevator alcove)

The south side of the Living Room 
Door to the Study on the west side of the Living Room
The north side of the Living Room (facing 29th Street)
The east side of the Living Room

The north elevation of the kitchen
The south elevation of the Kitchen
(which opens to the Living Room)