Sea House Pavilion Remodel: Greenhouse Wing Leaded Glass Windows Complete


The leaded glass windows for the Sea House Pavilion greenhouse wing are completed and installed.


Here’s a mildly different view. (It’s late, and my studio lighting is rubbish.) But if you were the caretaker of an historic heritage seaside resort that was abandoned because of sea level rise, wouldn’t you want a place to grow fresh greens and fruit to supplement your subsistence gatherer lifestyle?

I know I would.


And I would want it to be beautiful.


22 thoughts on “Sea House Pavilion Remodel: Greenhouse Wing Leaded Glass Windows Complete

  1. elizabeth s says:

    It’s breath-taking Nancy! I have never seen a prettier greenhouse and the pattern in the glass form a subtle segue with the upholstery pattern on the chair – a Perfect Pair!

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thank you, Elizabeth! Although unintended, your observation of the ditzy pattern in the upholstery fabric and the design in the leaded glass is spot-on! I willfully disregarded the conventional rules of leaded glass construction in favor of building a pattern of a few motifs that suggest the ocean to me. I knew there was a reason why I felt that fabric fits this build… but I just didn’t *know* it :)

  2. mormson says:

    It is lovely. It looks like the sort of glass from an end of pier pavilion type building so what could be more perfect than to upcycle it for a much needed greenhouse. Ten out of ten for form and ten out of ten for purpose. A perfect world. Marilyn

  3. Sheila says:

    Looks just beautiful! I really like how the design for the center window is slightly different to meet up with the windows on the sides.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, Jodi! The wood is stained with my beloved Minwax Classic Gray. I plan to add some hand-painted weathering once the structure is finished — but not too much :)
      I stumbled onto a work-around that suffices for me, although it *shouldn’t* according to official Cricut rules. It involves making “compound shapes” in Illustrator before exporting as SVGs. All the lines in complex designs then stay in place.
      For now :)

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Bennie, thanks, I’m glad you like it! Honestly, I don’t know what style it is. I like geometrics and Art Nouveau and Craftsman aesthetics, and I wanted it to evoke the ocean… Gothic works too!
      I’m going to put some yucca trees into the greenhouse that hang out into the living space, and add shelves and baskets for simple hydroponic growing of greens and other fresh produce. The wing on the other side of the deck will house a simple kitchenette and a shower…
      As always, I’m making it up as I go along :)

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Bennie, you are such a luxuriant! The remodel of the post-sea level rise Sea House Pavilion is growing very crowded with the necessary basics and all the solar and reclamation gear and storage apparatus… perhaps a separate, tethered floating solar-powered hot tub boat is the answer?

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