Repeating elements

In the homes I design, I repeat a few design elements throughout the home to create harmony instead of using new elements in each room. One of the architect’s signature details in the Hermit Street house was the use of random-sized, different colored glass window walls. Many of these window walls were in bad condition. The homeowners decided to replace these windows with double insulated glass. We saved the pieces of the colored glass and incorporated these glass pieces in other places in the house, such as the door to the master bathroom. By reusing elements like the original glass to keep the feel of the old random glass, we kept the integrity of the architect’s vision and gained the advantage of the new energy-saving windows.