This is a niche in the lower stair hall. I have never been able to get a good image of it as the light from the windows messes with the camera. To the left, through the open door, is the telephone closet (one of my favorite features of the house). The closet has a single, very sweet round stained-glass window. In the niche proper are three arched stained-glass windows (removed in the image).
To the right is a vestibule for the north entrance. This has a single stained-glass transom above the door.
All the stained-glass windows were removed to be restored. They are shown here at Hoefer Stained Glass.
This is the telephone closet window. Pretty desperate.
But no longer! Only a single piece of glass was replaced. I asked that the cracked pieces be re-glued, as I am keen to retain as much original glass as possible.
The three arched windows? Reborn! I have this pair leaning against the library window. That is Jeremy outside, working on one of the gutters. All the wood sashes now need to be restored, the glass bedded, and glazed. When the glazing dries, the sashes will get painted, then re-installed.