Design snapshot: Small house, big windows

dssbigopensmallbldng.jpgOne-story elements, on the front and both sides of this sweet one-and-one-half-story house, nestle it in the landscape. Though the central gable and side wing are modestly sized, the windows are generously oversized. The first-floor double-hung windows are wider than the entry door and nearly align with the top of it. Their sills are not much above floor level. Even the arch-topped second-floor window maximizes available height. Relatively large windows such as these can create a sense of spaciousness from within small spaces. They can also bring big personality to the curb view.

by Katie Hutchison for the House Enthusiast