Help Me – What’s This Window Style?

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Today is Tuesday Broker’s Tour, which means I will shortly be out and about looking at homes all over San Francisco. While I was out last week, though, I drove past the home pictured above.

I have never, ever seen a window like the one pictured above. While I suppose it is possible that some strange settling effect has bowed a flat window out, my hunch is that the effect was intentional. Do any of our awesome readers know anything about this window style? Does it have a name? I’ve looked the home up in the MLS, and it hasn’t been for sale for at least the past 10 years (in fact, according to the San Francisco tax records the last sale happened in 1981), so I can’t offer you any juicy tidbits from the MLS.

The home was built in 1940, and is in the Merced Manor neighborhood of San Francisco, not too far from 20th Ave. and Eucalyptus.

So what can you tell me about this window? Is gravity having an effect? Is the roof crushing it into a crazy shape? Or was it built this way on purpose? If this is your home, your neighbor’s home, or you just happen to be incredibly educated about window styles in San Francisco, please drop us a comment and let us know!


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