Buried at the bottom of a cupboard in our library, I found the stained glass fish that used to grace our piano window. I restored it to its former home.


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Laurie McBurney on February 24, 2021 - 11:35 Permalink

Great shadow play in that picture. Can you tell me the origin of the term "piano window?" We learned it when we lived on PEI; when we came back to Ontario and started querying about adding one to our home, we were met with furrowed brows. It seems "transom window" is the term used here.

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Peter Rukavina on February 24, 2021 - 13:37 Permalink

Here’s the view in the other direction. Catherine always called this the piano window, and so I adopted the term. I assume it’s called that because it’s just the right place to put a piano (whereas a full-size window would end up behind the piano).

Piano window at 100 Prince Street