A transom window, inset with hand-blown restoration glass, spans the family room doorway. The windows, which can be fixed or operable, serve the purpose of providing rooms with additional light and, if operable, ventilation. They are most prevalent over interior doorways, but are also seen in historical examples over exterior doors and windows.
The Drews’ transoms are fixed and feature handmade glass from Bendheim Restoration Glass (restorationglass.com), whose projects include The White House and Monticello. Using traditional methods, artisans create the mouthblown glass and then roll it out and cut it into sheets. In the process, random air bubbles are created, adding extra character to the panes.
Ceiling, door, and trim paint: White Dove (OC-17) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.