Design Guidelines Manual

Section II:   Windows & Doors

  • Window projections and window and door detailing patterns should be compatible in scale with the house and the architectural character. Large wall planes with undersized windows and minimal detailing are inappropriate
  • Window header heights should adjust with varying plate heights;
      8'-0" plate: 6'-8" header height min./max.
      9'-0" plate: 8'-0" header height min.
      10'-0" plate: 8'-0" header height min. with or without transom
  • Window transoms must be proportionate in the wall plane, careful attention to the proportion of wall surface height between the top of window/transom to fascia, rake and soffit should be considered
  • Window and door treatment characteristics include:
      Half and soft (flattened) arch
      Multi-paned
      Oversized shutters, matching window shape
      Bowed or angled bays
      Stone, brick and wood window and door surrounds
      Planters or pot shelves
      Doors with lintels and border stone surrounds
      Accent windows in various shapes (round, oval, hexagonal)
      Accent colors applied at entry doors
      Side lites and transom windows are encourages


Some examples:


Glazing incorporated into structural detailing

            Shutters accenting windows                                          Shed dormer window


Entry detailing as the common design characteristic

Windowed or screened in room extension


  Shutters shape matching the window form


Fully glazed window bay


Custom artwork incorporated in entry door


Fully glazed window bay


Large stacked windows capture distant views

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