upstairs windows on 1 1/2 story house
My husband and I have bought a fantastic small 1 1/2 story clapboard house, in the Hudson River valley, built in the 1770s. Upstairs are two bedrooms with two windows at each end of the house. We want to add some three-light awning windows to the front of the house upstairs, because we really want more light and air up there. From what we have learned, windows like this are appropriate for this age house, but the windows would end up being very low on the bedroom walls -- perhaps 12" from the floor and only 17" high, so the tops of the windows would only be about 29" off the floor, not even half-way up the front walls, which are 61" high. I haven't been able to find any photos of rooms with such low windows. Does anyone know whether low windows like this exist in this style of house and whether they look OK or too weird? Any other advice is also more than welcome! Thank you.