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Sash Windows and Style

The sash window remains a frequent facet of present-day architectural design, despite having originated in the 18th and 19th Centuries. It is an aesthetic feature so steadfast and endearing, that it simply cannot be done away with. Particularly popular with the Victorians, the sash window is a classic piece of British window design, something without which innumerable homes would be left looking incomplete. It is as important as it is stylish.

But what is so special about the sash window? What makes it such an object of style? Why is it so culturally relevant?

While all over Europe many countries have their individual architectural graces, (France, for example, is known for its attractive French windows which typically open onto a terrace or balcony, and Italy for its distinctively rustic shuttered windows), Great Britain, in particular, has been inseparable from its own unique trend – the sash window – …