The elliptical window

The elliptical window

Posted by Susan Sully | 1st February 2018

The elliptical window—a favorite of Federal era architects—mimics the shape of the eye. Witnessed from the exterior of a house, it lends a human demeanor to a house and gives it a personable expression that we can relate to. Elliptical windows are rarely placed at eye level inside a house, but this window allows one to look out from the house to the Romanesque portico of the pool house. House designed by architect Norman Askins, author of Inspired by Tradition, co-authored and photographed by Susan Sully (The Monacelli Press: 2014)

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