Do you want to create a wonderful place of solitude in your home? A place to sit and dream? A place that will not only beautify your home, but also increase worth? An addition of a bay window to your home can do just that.
An English tradition
Bay windows first began being built on mansions in England during the Renaissance. It gave them class and elegance. But it also permitted more light to enter an otherwise dim room. Originally, the design was to put the bay window at a prominent location opposite the entrance.
Bay windows came to the United States as a prominent feature of the Chicago School in 1890. The architectural design was that of William Le Baron Jenney, whose goal was to admit the maximum amount of natural light. Another of his designs, the Manhattan Building, erected in Chicago between 1889-1891, gives an ornate …