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Which window design is better?

December 7, 2018
We’re building a home and are having a hard time with the windows. From the two options which window design is better? (Focus only on the windows in the center of the house.) Is the option with the many smaller windows (Option 2) too busy? Thank you in advance!

Comments (16)

  • Sammie J

    I don't like the appearance of either of those options. Instead, I'd do a modified option 2. Skip the "middle" windows (between the upper and lower). And, at least make all lower windows (across the first floor of the house) the same height.

  • David Cary

    They both look bad. If the view there is so fantastic, why the double height covered entry that blocks it?

  • worthy

    Forget the Romeo and Juliet.

  • Kirsten Eloise
    If I had to choose, I much prefer #1. Definitely think #2 is too busy. Where would those windows even be?
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    Mark Bischak, Architect

    There are two sides of every window, and you have presented only one. Ask your architect.

    There is a term for your two story entry stoop that I can not repeat here.

  • bpath Oh Sophie

    The window stickers look like a man in a suit and white shirt...standing in each window...it's a bit eerie...lol...or like a Magritte painting...

  • Rachel Lee
    It’s difficult to answer without seeing the inside as well. I personally do not like the asymmetrical windows, but it is possible they are appropriate inside.
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    Carolina Kitchen & Bath

    I chose the one I disliked the least, neither is good. Your house has a traditional look but the windows look kind of modern. Maybe it's just because it isn't finished yet, but if you're making changes, consider going a little more old-fashioned looking.

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    Sina Sadeddin Architectural Design

    Neither, honestly. The windows don't seem to match the style of home at all. How does the window placement impact the interior design?

  • mimimomy

    I am in the neither camp, as I think you can do better, but I'd choose the one that provides you the best view to the outdoors. Sorry!!

  • PRO

    We agree with most of the comments. But if there were really only 2 options, we'd go with the first.

  • B Carey

    I'm not a fan of the 3 rows of windows. The other walls on the facade only have 2 rows. So it looks off. I think the front would look much better if you removed the middle row on either of the options.

  • momof5x
    In both there are two many windows at front and for me it’s giving me the appearance of a squashed three floors. Get rid of the middle set in either pic. Might look much better.
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    Patricia Colwell Consulting

    IMO #1 is just another shape of window that has no connection to anything else #2 at least mimics the other window shapes but to be honest this looks like a house that does not know what it wants to be and that entry is just plain awful along with the differnt roof designs just bad archetecture IMO.Also windows are designed for both in and out side so keep that in mind. IMO this should have all been decided before anything was built.

  • A Fox

    I think the tall three tiered windows would have looked better if the center segment was attached to the first floor windows as a transom with a bigger gap between the top windows. You might also try spitting the wide windows into two separate windows, but I would not add the fourth set of windows shown in option 2.

  • A Fox

    Without knowing what is going on inside but assuming that there is a two story space in the center, this is the solution I was describing above. The spit windows and transoms would also be a more traditional window arrangement that is more in line with the form of your house.

    Note that I know you weren't asking about it, but I also adjusted the size and design of the window over the garage. I just felt massive and out of proportion with the rest of the front facade and the garage windows below. It also does not need or want a fake Juliet balcony.

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