This may look like a humble little double hung window, but what appears to be straightforward actually took a lot of attention to detail, careful coordination and amazing craftsmanship.
When this job is complete it will be very difficult to identify the original windows from our new window. Other than the fact that the new window operates like butter.
The Double Hung Window Challenge
Our colleagues at Kem’s Woodworking needed to help their clients meet current egress codes for a new basement bedroom with a historically accurate window that matches all the original double hung windows throughout this 1930’s West Hills home.
Kem’s cut a hole in the exterior wall directly between two existing windows and challenged Versatile to deliver a window that looked like it had always been there.
The Double Hung Window Uniquely Versatile Solution
Versatile built a traditional weight and pulley double hung to the necessary size to meet the egress requirements. We matched the reverse ogee interior detail and the exterior stucco mould exactly.
Even the stepped exterior window sill was reproduced to match all original sills.
(The picture below shows the window before the finish painting was complete.)
The Double Hung Window Result
It would be tricky to identify at a glance which window was new and which were original. Sometimes, the best Versatile solutions are the ones that are impossible to identify!