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.

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