Ornate Neo-Romanian Style Window

An elaborate wood frame Neo-Romanian style window adorning a late 1920s house from Buzesti area of Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

The ornaments of this exquisite window are inspired especially from the late medieval Wallachian church motifs (spiral and Byzantine type colonnettes, the grape vine abstraction surrounding the glazed area, etc.) I like the symmetry and balance achieved by the designer of this window between the many different size ornaments and panes of glass. Although the natural light flows inside the building in a less than ideal manner, the window is quite luminous for the standards of the Neo-Romanian order, an usually corpulent architectural style.

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I endeavor through this daily series of images and small articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.

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If you plan acquiring a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing the property, specialist research, planning permissions, restoration project management, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

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