Gothic Inspired Styles

The Gothic style is a prevalent style in much of architecture. From the time this style originated in France during the Middle Ages, it’s approach became common throughout Europe. The Gothic style is said to have evolved from Romanesque architecture, which is “a medieval aesthetic characterized by arches, vaulted ceilings, and stained glass windows.” The main characteristics of the Gothic style are ribbed vaults, flying buttresses, ornate decorations, enlarged windows, and pointed arches.

Although the Gothic style started centuries ago, it is still an inspiring and unique style used today. From homes to churches and commercial buildings, Sun has done several projects that have been inspired by the Gothic style, with each one turning out unique and beautiful.

Four of many Gothic inspired projects Sun has recently done include a Gothic farmhouse in Kentucky, Tanner+West Advertising and Design Agency in Kentucky, GraceWorks Church in Tennessee, and Hodgenville Pentecostal Church in Kentucky.

Gothic Farmhouse

modernized american gothic photo of the harrises

One of the most unique projects Sun has done is the Gothic farmhouse in Daviess County, Kentucky. Several of Sun’s products were used in the construction of this new residential home, such as Clad Wood Double Hung windows, Fixed Lites, and Radius’ to give the Gothic style design the Harrises were looking for. The Harris family started planning for their Gothic style farmhouse around 2015. The design, inspired by the 1930 American Gothic painting by Grant Wood, gives the home a very unique and modernized Gothic style. Due to these designs, Sun had to figure out ways to make their products with special sizing and configurations. Sun built custom size units to use the real old stained glass in the products. Due to the beauty and uniqueness of the Harris home, it was shown in the American Farmhouse magazine.

Tanner+West Advertising and Design Agency

tanner+west building

Tanner+West is a reconstruction project that consisted of turning an empty church building into a modern office space. The building was originally a church with Gothic style openings. Sun made custom Gothic style units for the openings.

GraceWorks Church

Front entrance of Graceworks church

Another new construction project is GraceWorks Church, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The architect drew up the plans to have Gothic style windows. Sun made the windows from custom radius sizes.

Hodgenville Pentecostal Church

front entrance of hodgenville pentecostal church

Hodgenville Pentecostal Church is a new construction project located in Hodgenville, Kentucky. The church was looking for old style frame Gothic windows, but had a budget set lower than frame in a frame type windows. They wanted tall windows down the sides of the building and windows above the front doors, around 25 feet wide and 11 feet tall. The church leaders came to Sun’s factory to see what options Sun came up with. After their visit and tour at Sun, they placed their order.

Sun Windows team with a window made for the church

Sun loves to provide custom windows that meet the uniqueness and beauty our customers look for. Whether that uniqueness comes with a challenge or not, Sun is ready to take it on with full determination.


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