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Michael Jacobs
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Unlike, the revised AR format, the answer is not in the footer. There are many examples but here is one:

 

Clerestory

 

Oct 02, 2016 03:01 AM
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Carol Williams
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I would say windows at the top of a wall, to let light in without sacrificing privacy.

Oct 02, 2016 05:16 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Thanks Michael Jacobs & Lyn Sims & Kathleen Daniels Reminds me of a few windows in my childhood home built in 1889 but I don't have any pictures.

Oct 02, 2016 03:41 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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I'm glad Michael Jacobs included a picture of a window..we do use that term for windows that are located on the upper wall portion of a wall so more natural light can fill the room!

Oct 02, 2016 07:37 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Kathleen Daniels After seeing Michael Jacobs photo, I know what they are, but am not familiar with the term.

Oct 02, 2016 04:29 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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windows that are located on the upper wall portion of a soaring ceiling.....lets light in .... 

Oct 02, 2016 03:54 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I'm glad Michael Jacobs included a picture, because I have never heard of them described as such (usually described as "how do I get blinds for those windows?")

Oct 02, 2016 03:33 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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Evidently something looking like a transom window?

Oct 02, 2016 03:28 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Looks like others have the answer

Oct 03, 2016 12:25 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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top windows - for lighting

Oct 03, 2016 12:12 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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Windows towards the top to let sunshine in

Oct 02, 2016 11:44 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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"I can see clearly now the rain has come"

Oct 02, 2016 11:13 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Although I knew, I looked for the "historical" answer with the help of Mr. Google:

The technology of the clerestory appears to originate in the temples of ancient Egypt. The term "clerestory" is applicable to Egyptian temples, where the lighting of the hall of columns was obtained over the stone roofs of the adjoining aisles, through slits pierced in vertical slabs of stone. Clerestory appeared in Egypt at least as early as the Amarna period.

Oct 02, 2016 10:34 PM
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One of my contemporary homes has clerestory windows all around...just perfect for letting in the light and still providing privacy.

Oct 02, 2016 01:23 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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Windows that are high up on the wall, above eye level.

Oct 02, 2016 11:34 AM
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William Feela
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They are windows that can see over the floor in front of them

Oct 02, 2016 11:08 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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even more interesting is what the correct pronunciation is of "clerestory windows"

Oct 02, 2016 10:32 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
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They are what I have across my living room on top of the other windows and doors - gorgeous windows.

Oct 02, 2016 10:14 AM
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Will Hamm
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Upper wall windows you could say.

 

Oct 02, 2016 09:45 AM
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Alan May
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Typically clerestory was an upper level in a building like a church...

and hence, the clerestory windows... which threw light in the upper areas.

Transom windows don't really qualify.

Oct 02, 2016 09:31 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
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I too am familiar with the idea, but not the term. I have also seen these on interior walls above doors in order to add light to a room - are those also considered "clerestory windows"?

Oct 02, 2016 07:24 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

They add alot to a room, outside of more light - very popular in homes in our niche Kathleen Daniels.  They are high windows that are small (not tiny) and close to the ceiling - no need for blinds or shades - as no one can see in or out of them.  It is a nice feature.

Oct 02, 2016 05:22 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Looks like Michael has given you an example.

Oct 03, 2016 03:10 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thanks .

Oct 02, 2016 09:52 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
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and I thought it was in Church:)) thanks to Michael Jacobs  visual now I know:))

Oct 02, 2016 04:03 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Kathleen Daniels - thanks for the question.

Now I know the answer, too - thanks Michael Jacobs .

Oct 02, 2016 03:45 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I like Carol Williams answer.

Oct 02, 2016 03:27 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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I like Carol Williams answer!

Oct 02, 2016 02:57 PM
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Bob Crane
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That was a new term for me too.

Oct 02, 2016 02:17 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Yes, what we call transom windows.  Let the sunshine in!

Oct 02, 2016 02:06 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I had a general idea but now I know more. Seems to me most of them, because of the challenge of accessing, are only for light, not air.

Oct 02, 2016 12:57 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I am not familiar with the term. We call those transom and some are operable and some are not.

Oct 02, 2016 10:37 AM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

Here's my Just For Fun answer:   They are a great excuse for stained glass!  (Or that coloured static film you can get that looks like stained glass or other beautiful art.)

Oct 02, 2016 03:49 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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What?

Oct 03, 2016 04:12 PM