Thursday, May 29, 2014

Walk-Out Window to Porch

Wow. I love this idea. Why have I never seen this before? This is so much better than French doors. DO WANT!!! I love the porch railing too. LOVE. via

10 comments:

Primroses Attic said...

So beautiful. I love the arch shape.
Rosezeeta.

Candice said...

Do you mean the opening is a window with the bottom sash in the up position? Wow is right!

Carol said...

That's a new one for me too.

Ann said...

Beautiful....I've seen walk-out windows in old Southern houses...love it.

Content in a Cottage said...

Candice...YES. Isn't that genius?
xo, Rosemary

c. Joy said...

You probably haven't seen it because most people would worry that the 'window/door' might come slamming down on top of someone.

Karen said...

What a great idea. I've never seen anything like it. It looks like you'd have to have some space for the bottom half of the window to go up.
Enjoy your weekend.
Karen

Content in a Cottage said...

C.Joy...
I have to say, I did think about that.
xo, Rosemary

SALLY said...

This used to be a very common design element in New Orleans and Savannah in the early 1800's.
Homeowners were taxed on the number of outside doors in their homes, so instead, they made their windows "walk through!" Think it would provide such a fun feeling plus saves room doors would take up.

Anonymous said...

I do believe that the architect on this was Thomas Jefferson and that the house is known as Monticello. :-) Everything about that house is beautiful and functional. The window led from his combined bedroom and study; the area under the walkway is enclosed as an all-season hall/storage that leads to the kitchen. Love the blog!