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3. ON THE CORNER
Corner windows are increasingly common in homes of all types. Sometimes it’s a second-story bump-out; other times, clerestory. Often the windows are framed, but in more and more instances, they’re not. The corner window trend extends to telescoping window walls on two sides of a patio area. Modern-home designs include corner windows with deftly finished joints that are barely visible, giving the appearance of glazing bent at a 90-degree angle. Finish details like this are impressive, not to men­tion a great way to add light and spaciousness to a room.