What is bay window?

  • (noun): A window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house.
    Synonyms: bow window
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Bay Window

A bay window is a window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building and forming a bay in a room, either square or polygonal in plan. While most bay windows protrude from a building, some bay windows are level with the exterior and are built into the interior of a room. The angles most commonly used on the inside corners of the bay are 90, 135 and 150 degrees. Bay windows are often associated with Victorian architecture and were a part of the Gothic Revival style. They first achieved widespread popularity in the 1870s.

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Ehreshoven Castle - Mansion
... The windows are mostly across-rectangular with a middle prop ... The false windows beside the stair are across-oval and have rich scroll framings ... In the gable window a Bracke and a lion hold the bekrönte alliance coat of arms Nesselrode-Leerodt ...

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