Glossary: Eyebrow Window

Eyebrow Window (or Eyebrow Dormer)
Definition: A rooftop window with a curved overhead.

Eyebrow windows rest beneath a special arched overhead with a delicate curve. The window is not usually designed to be opened and enjoyed, rather to let in a breeze and for illumination.

Its roof awning is difficult to build, because it requires of carpenters to round the straight wood they are using in construction. The tiles are laid above, sometimes haphazard. It’s an art more than a science, is said. 

Installing these is extra demanding for constructors, so give it appropriate recognition should you pass one by. Rare as they are, their only purpose is to please the eye. A sensual look from a window above.

Vinkeveen, the Netherlands

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