January 14th 2014 Comments: 7 Topics: , ,

As an architectural element, nothing is more inviting than a bay window. It’s literally like basking in your own personal terrarium, a guest of the concentrated, surrounding sunlight of the day.
diethelm-019Traditionally, bay windows are quaint elements furnished with only a long, cushioned seat fit for the single lazy reader or the family cat. We feel, however, these luminous habitats are suitable for much more: their warm, encompassing ambiance should be amplified and celebrated.

By enlarging these fanciful devices, we create spaces that can house entire seating groups, casual dining areas or bathing rooms. Suddenly there is room for all in the coveted window seat. These ports in the storm can now harbor more boats.

On the exterior of the house, these architectural accessories become glowing lanterns at night, light spilling out into the evening. Like moths to a flame, we are unconsciously drawn to these beacons.

The napping cat suddenly has company.


Greg Tankersley for McAlpine Tankersley


  1. Trapper says:

    Never found bay windows described quite so beautifully. Or designed with such grace. Fine work.

  2. CampOdom says:

    We love our baywatch!

  3. nccmrm97 says:

    Reblogged this on Here Is What I Like and commented:
    I like the third picture best.

  4. Lux says:

    your placement and selection of windows is splendid

  5. Briget says:


    I noticed some of your beautiful photos on the blog of Would it be possible to get permission to use some of your photos for our blog as well? ( If so, how would I go about doing this?


    Briget Murphy

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