Adrienne is looking to buy a midcentury modest house and is seeing a lot that have big bow windows in the front. While these are beautiful and original, they do not have panes that open to provide ventilation. Today: She asks for our ideas how to address this situation when and if she pulls the trigger and buys a house with this feature. What a great question for readers to help answer, based on their experiences. I even have the uploader in place if you want to share a sketch or photo idea. Adrienne writes:
Well after being under contract and waiting 90 long days on a short sale for an average colonial house. I realized it just wasn’t the fresh start and style of house I really wanted. So I began my search again. I work in an Architecture firm, and being recently divorced I wanted something completely different than the house I recent sold with my former husband…. For the past several months I have been searching on websites and blogs like yours compiling lots of photos of inspiration to bring into my new home
I am stumped as to what to do with the windows in the houses [that I am looking at]. [For example, shown above is]: A 60s style custom ranch that has a fabulous bow window on the front of the house. With it being the only real window in the space, what would I do about ventilation? How would I replace it with a “like” design. [This type of home is] the most appropriate [for me right now], but I don’t want [to have to install a] $10,000 window.I am also curious about what your readers would think about my painting the brick exterior of the house to make the stone stand out.