Mirrors within window frame

marvelousmarvinNovember 26, 2012

I was reading a NYTimes article about house hunting for views, and they had a quote that said:

"This may explain why, in model apartments, "it's not uncommon to have mirrors within the window frame so that when you're looking out it reflects a certain desirable angle."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/realestate/the-view-finders.html?pagewanted=1&hpw

Does anybody know what they're talking about mirror within window frame, and how that helps with a view?

I have a peek-a-boo view, and I was wondering if I could use such a window for this view.

This post was edited by marvelousmarvin on Sat, Dec 1, 12 at 1:49

"This may explain why, in model apartments, "it�s not uncommon to have mirrors within the window frame so that when you�re looking out it reflects a certain desirable angle."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/realestate/the-view-finders.html?pagewanted=1&hpw

Does anybody know what they're talking about mirror within window frame, and how that helps with a view?

I'm interested in it because I have a peek-a-boo view, and I'm curious if such a mirror in the window frame would help that view.

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HomeSealed

I've never seen that before.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 5:10PM
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brickeyee

Rats behave badly when you cram them into a small area.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 3:50PM
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mizmcd

Once in London, we visited a historic home/museum with multiple small bulls-eye mirrors around the inside of the window frames. I always reckoned they were there to bring in more light but perhaps they were also to sneak a peek down the street. I might try replicating it some day with those little stick on convex mirrors designed for the corner of your rear view mirror.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 8:02PM
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palimpsest

There are many prewar highrise buildings that have thick walls and thus deep window embrasures--even 6"-12" and some people place mirror to cover the side jambs entirely in this deep embrasure. Even if the windows are treated with sheers and traditional drapery. It actually almost disappears but widens the views. I have seen some very traditional and spectacular apartments with this treatment.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 5:37PM
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