The Eyes of the Old Man
M. and I both love stained glass windows, and one of the reasons that we fell in love with the Old Man is because he has eleven of them. Since the photos don’t give a good sense of the scale of the windows, I’ve included measurements with each one.
We’ll start our tour in the front foyer:
Note the broken pieces of glass surrounding the flower on the right. Additionally, I still can’t figure out what the hole in upper left part of the frame is. This window is 24″ high and 20″ wide and has no storm window to protect it from the elements.
Moving into the Living Room, we’ve got two small windows:
These are the kind of windows that usually flank the fireplace ’round these parts, but our fireplace and mantel are on an interior wall, so they’re just high up on the wall with furniture below. These windows are 24″ high and 36″ wide.
All six windows in the dining room are stained glass:
The three middle casement windows do not open, and two were repaired last year right before we moved in. The rightmost and leftmost windows open inwards. Each windows is 47″ high and 18″ wide.
This window is by far the largest stained glass window in the house at 20″ high and a whopping 72″ wide. It’s also my favorite, especially in the early evening when the setting sun shines through it, lighting the entire dining room up with a warm glow.
Moving upstairs, we find the window on the landing between the first
and second floors:
I really like the different “grain” of the glass in the separate flames of the torch. This window was in the worst shape of the bunch when we first saw the house as it was missing three pieces of glass entirely (in the bottom half–it’s pretty easy to see which ones are have been replaced in this light, but considering that the window was made almost a hundred years ago, I think it’s a pretty darned close match). It was repaired shortly before we made our offer on the Old Man. This window measures 48″ high and 24″ wide.
Lastly, we come to the window in the master bedroom on the second floor:
This window is in the center of the front of the house, and I really like the way that the sun comes through it in the morning. This window is 18″ high and 30″ wide and, like the foyer window, we need to install a storm window.