Stained glass windows that enhance the view, both inside and out

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Once the domain of houses of worship (churches, synagogues and the like), stained glass windows crossed over into the home space back in the Victorian era. Instead of religious themes, scenes from nature (such as flowers, birds, etc.) tend to rule in the residential stained glass sphere. The following versions demonstrate how a little colored glass can go a long way in enhancing the character of—and quite often the view from—a New York City abode. 

A former Parish House for St. George’s Church, the 32-unit Abbey Condominium at 205 East 16th Street still retains many of its Romanesque Revival style details. Take for example this four bedroom home—a combo of two apartments available for $5.52 million)—which includes this impressive stained glass window as the centerpiece of the living room.

New York City businessman J.J. Galligan had this 7,000 square foot Park Slope home (on sale for $6.92 million) built in the late 1800s to incorporate a mix of Victorian and Renaissance design elements, including this stained glass skylight and matching bay window in the formal dining room.

No fewer than fourteen handcrafted stained glass windows grace the living room of this two–bedroom co-op at 44 Gramercy Park North (yours for $6.35 million).

As if 12’ ceilings, crown and ceilings moldings and a fireplace with a marble mantle weren’t enough of a draw in the decorative details department, this two bedroom co-op at 55 7th Avenue in Park Slope (on the market for $1.074 million) also features an enormous stained glass window in the living/dining/office space.


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