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Window Sash Musings

So.

First thing yesterday a.m., as we often do, the dogs + we went for a short hike.

Here are the girls, en route:

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Chloe, at left, + Dory in the back of “Daddy’s” Ranchero.

On the way home, we had a little cruise around town,

which is just another way of saying

 Kay’s looking at + passing judgement on houses.

 Yesterday’s cruise was especially exciting for me.

Check this out:

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So, they pretty much had me at that siding + all that trim work.

But what is so over-the-top awesome that I would be so enthusiastic?  you ask?

Here’s a hint: the black window sashes:

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People.  I shan’t lie — I am obsessed with colored window sashes.

Back at home, I headed to Pinterest, to search for more

because I wanted to blog + share with the class:

sashes black with teal siding

the36thavenue.com

It’s like eyeliner for a house!

That works indoors, well.

window sashes red

BH + G

YUMM-O!

window sashes black inside bathroom bh+g

BH + G

window sashes green house bhg

window sashes -- grey house with black

urban cottage blog

Black isn’t the only window sash color that I love.

Here we have maybe my favorite:

window sashed -- red

BH + G

OMiGosh!  RED RULES, does it not?

In case you’re not on board, here’s more!

I blogged about this:

 https://redbirdv.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/designer-karin-blake/

karin blake's malibu kitchen with red sashes #1

Designer Karin Blake’s Malibu home

If I am so obsessed,

you are probably asking if we, too, have colored sashes at the Dutch colonial.

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Oops.  No.

Sadly, the black or the red versions of our windows were over our budget.

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We really love them, though.

They’re vinyls from Andersen, + I blogged about them, here:

https://redbirdv.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/windows-siding-foundation-musings/

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That sash, while vinyl, sits on the outside of the windowpanes,

which gives it the illusion of being original to our house.

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So.  I really want to know.

Do you love to cruise around + admire/dislike houses in your town?

What’s the best one you’ve seen this summer?


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