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Would an obscured+clear glass configuration look odd for door?

Posted by storyofmylife (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 25, 12 at 17:39

Our builder is about to place an order for an entry door for the house that we are building.

The door will be a Craftsman style door, with 3 glass panes in the top quarter portion of the door. We will have full length sidelights on each side of the door.

We specified obscured glass for the sidelight panels (for privacy reasons, especially when those pesky solicitors come by), and clear glass for the 3 panes in the door. The obscured glass isn't fully obscure and more like a pattern that you can't easily make out what is on the other side, although you can still see something.

My question - would that combination look odd? Maybe I'm overthinking this (like everything with our house build) - I don't know how common this combination is, but thought I ask before we tell the builder to order it.

Thanks!


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RE: Would an obscured+clear glass configuration look odd for door

It a common configuration historically. I have it in my house from 1891.


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RE: Would an obscured+clear glass configuration look odd for door

Thanks!


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RE: Would an obscured+clear glass configuration look odd for door

It also helps to use smaller panes in the sidelights so they look decorative. Older houses often used leaded glass. Large pieces of obscured glass look institutional to me.


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