7 Transom Windows

According to Merriam Webster, a transom is: ‘a window above a door or other window’.  The experience of a transom is so much more.

On the exterior of a home, it is the window to the sky.  Sometimes we include transoms on doors leading to a porch.  The additional window space allows more light in.

Inside it helps bring light to interior rooms, to hallways and accessory spaces.  Before the advent of central heating and air-conditioning, transoms provided fresh air and […]

5 Porches(Revisited)

America has had a love affair with porches that goes back centuries. Although few of the earliest Dutch and English colonial homes had porches, it wasn’t long until they were added to the beautiful stone and wood structures.

Like most of the country, there were few homes built from the mid nineteenth century until after World War II in the northeast that didn’t have a porch. From Greek Revival farm houses scattered through Connecticut to Gothic revival cottages in New […]