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Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Windows

Continuing with our Frank Lloyd Wright series, here is a beautiful front ledge and window adorning Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park home.  Note the lovely pattern the sun makes on the window sill.  I absolutely love these windows!!  The window sill is very deep, something you don’t see that often anymore. Shame, really; I could see how a cat or two would be in pure bliss sunning on this ‘pussy cat patio’! 🙂

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11 thoughts on “Frank Lloyd Wright Series: Prairie Style Stained Glass Windows

  1. John says:

    Old design, so modern. Gorgeous!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      John, I feel the exact same way! Old design that is so modern. It’s as if FLW was some sort of a time traveler! Cher xo

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Why thank you, Teri!! Cher xo

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  2. Cher, the first thing that struck me is the gorgeous leaded glass windows! I LOVE leaded glass anything, and these are a wonderful example.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh me too, Carol! Isn’t it beautiful!! Cher xo

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  3. Quiche says:

    Nice window picture. I have never seen a window ledge quite that deep before, you could fit it with a nice little mattress sized cushion and you’d be sleeping just like the Cat !!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi dearie! You know, I was thinking the same thing when I saw it! It’s so deep! Ah yes, wouldn’t it be nice to do that? Cher xo

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  4. Erin P. says:

    Really nice design. Also, I can see three practical reasons for, at least this, window design: 1) It hides window dirt. Who would want one of their masterpieces compromised by dirty windows. 2) Natural sunlight reflects off the sill into the room. And 3) He may be utilizing a bit of passive solar energy.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Well I love your thoughts about this! He most definitely was ahead of his time, so I am sure you are in line with what FLW had in mind!! Thanks so much for your insightful ideas! Cher xo

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