Monday, December 5, 2011

The Clerestory Appears!

Now we can see the full silhouette of the house for the first time!

The clerestory is a very old architectural technique, dating back three thousand years or more to ancient Egypt.   High windows (above eye level) are used to bring in additional light.

Through the centuries this type of of light source has been adapted to many architectural styles and types of structures from cathedrals to factories. 

It plays a key role in Prairie Style, and we love the look, both outside and inside!

Looking up in the great room, the window shapes are just visible.

And who are these handsome fellows?

Down the street and around the corner is a ranch, home to a variety of hoofed animals.
This pair was so cute I had to take their picture!

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