One of the classical architectural details that I've always liked, is the use of a Fanlight window in the gable.
Our house has the more restrained 3 part window and substituting a fanlight never seemed to make sense. But now, with the studio, we have a chance to add this detail. One problem is that the new versions always seem to be lacking something in detail or style. Whenever Katey and I would go to Brimfield, antique stores or architectural salvage places, I would be on the look out for a "nice" fanlight.
Well last fall, Irreplaceable Artifacts opened in Middletown. Evan Blum, the owner, also has a store (Demolition Depot) in NYC. He buys the contents of buildings, estates, hotels, etc. that are scehduled to be torn down and removes anything useable for re-use.
At the opening of the store in Middletown, we saw a beautiful fanlight. It comes from the Elkin family estate carriage house in Philadelphia. It is approx, 8 ft wide and 3 ft high is an appropriate.
Here's a photo of it before it was removed. And in the store.
We will place it in the north gable- (the facade that faces the house).