|These "Prairie Style" stained glass windows
were produced for one of the spec home remodel projects that are
currently quite popular. In this case, the builder bought a small,
older home, and was transforming it into a much larger, more elegant
home with the charm of the original structure.
It's always refreshing to me when a builder
to add personal touches such as stained glass to a spec home. Many
builders are unwilling to take this risk because they fear that any
personalization of the decor will keep the home from appealing to every
potential buyer. While a few potential buyers may be put off by this or
almost any addition to a spec home (the color of a bathroom sink, for
example!), articles I've read in the stained glass industry magazines
generally say that surveys show that homes with stained glass sell
faster than homes without these additions.
The stained glass shown above on the left
in a window on the landing of the main staircase. The stained glass
shown above on the right was one of two panels installed on either side
of the fireplace mantle. In both locations, the choice of a textured
clear glass background helped to obscure the view of the homes on both
sides of this home, while letting in maximum daylight.