Above picture is from 1938.

P and I have taken on a project that many have labeled as crazy. This c. 1920's Spanish Revival was a foreclosure that had been vacant for about 2 years. This blog is my attempt to document our renovations of what was once a grand old house. Maybe someday it will be again. Someday.

21 January 2011

New Windows

There are 25 windows in the house.  They are 85 year old steel, casement windows that, while cool with their wavy glass and historic appeal, are inefficient and drafty and are difficult to open.  We knew when we bought that new windows would be a necessity.  In round one of new windows, we replaced seven of the 25.  We replaced all the front windows and the windows in the kitchen.  We now have to save up for round two and three (and possibly four...).  The new windows are great.  We decided to go back with casement windows in order to stay with the character of the house.  They cost a bit more, but we both think they will be worth it in the long run.  We also splurged and got the double pane, low-e glass to hopefully help with the utility bills.  Perhaps the best feature of the new windows is how much quieter the house is.  The interstate is just a low rumble.
upper windows removed
 front windows removed
upper window
Amityville Horror
kitchen windows removed
new kitchen windows
new front windows

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