Replacement Windows in the Cottage

An old photo of the Cottage that shows windows on 2 sides.

The windows in the Cottage are and have always been haphazard.

The main window is a 3-panel sash style.

Each one is a different shape and size — a triple-panel picture window and 4 other windows.

The view from the triple window.

I think the former owner who was an architect just used leftover pieces from his various projects.

Near the kitchen area is an inward opening casement window. (The insulation film is just visible.)

The lady that lives in the Cottage now decided she would like more insulation from her windows than the old ones provide.

The window in the bathroom is a very skinny sash model.

As a matter of fact the first winter in the Cottage she covered the insides of all the windows with window insulation film which helped a bit to retain warmth.

There are 2 windows on the street side of the Cottage — one is a sash window, the other (toward the back) an inward opening casement.

Today the windows are being replaced by a qualified contractor.

Big project planned?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Replacement Windows in the Cottage”

  1. I can’t wait to see the new windows. I imagine it will be a big improvement -though the cottage has its old charming outlook on life the new views will be no doubt be equally charming.

    1. I’m actually hoping the new windows don’t look much different from the old ones except for their functionality. Jo

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