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Mirrors within window frame

Posted by marvelousmarvin (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 26, 12 at 1:29

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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RE: Mirrors within window frame

I've never seen that before.


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RE: Mirrors within window frame

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


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RE: Mirrors within window frame

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.


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RE: Mirrors within window frame

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.


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