Eyebrow window

Eyebrow window


Definition: “Eyebrow or eyelid dormer [and window]: A low dormer on the slope of a roof. It has no sides, the roofing being carried over it in a wavy line. The bottom of an eyebrow dormer is flat and the top is curved. Like skylights, dormer windows are a source of light and ventilation for top floors, but unlike skylights (which are parallel to the roof surface) they also increase the amount of headroom in the room and allow for more usable space.”

Eyebrow window on Arts and Crafts style home

Eyebrow window on Arts and Crafts style home


Eyebrow windows on luxury home in Westchester

Eyebrow windows on luxury home in Westchester


Eyebrow window spanning entire wall

Eyebrow window spanning entire wall


Eyebrow window on thatch roof (click to enlarge)

Eyebrow window on thatch roof (click to enlarge)

Source: Wiki
Image source: The Eyebrow Construction Company (more good photos, and they sell pre-built eyebrow windows)
Image source: Arts and Crafts Homes
Image source: 10 Most Beautiful Homes in Westchester (nice pics)
Image source: Gelotte (nice pics of luxury homes)
Eyebrow windows would look perfect on the Hobbit House loft.


Comments

Eyebrow Windows — 4 Comments

  1. I would love to see the structural drawings for the huge eyebrow window spanning the entire wall. It looks like columns at quarter points but them a steel transfer beam over the doors and sidelites as the columns do not extend below the header beam. Very nicely done and with the curved ceiling I would imagine you needed a good plasterer to execute that.

  2. I love them!! I have most of my blue-print done for my new house but I am going to intergrate the ‘eyebrow window’ into my attic, I think it will look much better then my other windows that I had picked out!

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