Stained Glass Addition to 1912 Victorian Home


I am excited to share with you a photograph of a completed Stained Glass front door project that was recently added to a 1912 Victorian home in Denver, Colorado. I am a stained glass designer working with Scottish Stained Glass and I recently had the opportunity to work with the home owner in an attempt to replicate an original stained glass window from his living room to add the design, colors, and textures for his front door and sidelights.

Our process began with an initial face-to-face meeting and discussion of what the client was trying to achieve. He showed me the interior of his home and the two original stained glass windows in his living room. I took multiple pictures so I would remember and design accordingly. We measured both his front door and he also had two sidelights on each side of the door. The idea was to let light in from the outside, provide privacy from the outside all while maintaining the feel of his Victorian home style. Let the design begin!

We wanted to make sure that the glass work was cohesive with the rest of this Victorian style home. The exterior of the home was the original brick, the door itself was wooden with clear glass and the home itself was full of natural colors with the pop of colors in the original stained glass windows.

Working together with our experienced CAD designer we were able to create cut pieces of glass to fit into the dimensions of the homeowners door and send him a couple of variations for his approval. Once the design was selected and approved, the client and I made an appointment to sit down and pick out both the textures and colors of the glass to begin the process of building his new Stained Glass.

My favorite part of this project was going through all the different textures and colors of glass to match the colors and textures of his original stained glass. We took the glass pieces into different areas of the house with sunlight and without the sunlight to mimic the different light that would be at his front door. This process did take us awhile, changing and moving around all of the different options. Once we made all the glass choices we dropped the colored glass into our drawings and sent to our client for final approval before being sent out to builder. From our initial meeting to the final product the time line was 6 weeks.

The final stained glass product was amazing! Once we completed this project, it was difficult to tell which piece was new and which was the one we based our work off of. Our client was extremely overwhelmed and pleased with his new front door; a true work of art!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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