The Cross House
Why does the oval window angle in????????
Have you ever seen that before?
VERY weird! And of course I love this eccentric detail!
When I purchased the house in 2014 the bath had been totally gutted. Today, the white quartz slabs are sitting in the dining room. The previous owner had all the trim stripped in a dip tank. This, unfortunately, removed the original finish, too. So, you can imagine my thrill when I found one piece which had not been stripped. I will have this analyzed to ascertain the original finish. Painted white or cream? Or with a faux wood finish like the rest of the house?
Last year I was able to round up most of the wood bits for the room, and I placed all these in the room. Where they have been sitting. And sitting. And sitting.
A few months ago I thought: Wouldn’t it be cool to, at the very least, get the mysterious oval window back in place?
The mysterious oval window is typical of architect Charles Squires. It is quirky! WHY is it angled? WHY is it oval? WHY is it so high up on the wall?
I think I know the answer to the last question!
Under the window was the toilet. A high-tank toilet. So, the window had to be higher up.
Now, as to the other two questions…