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Help with dormer window renovation

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We are seeking help knowing what to do about our original 1950s dormer windows. The windows are currently non-functional (do not open). They are in bad shape with peeling paint, etc. We are torn between replacing the windows altogether so that they are functional (but have no idea what to replace them with that would look good!), or painting/restoring the windows as they currently are to maintain the look.

We welcome any ideas here, and also - who could we contact for help coming up with a design vision for this project? Would it be an architect? Restoration company?

[For background, we had a couple of window companies (Anderson, Pella) come out to give estimates, but we didn't love their suggestion of what to replace them with, and felt it would detract from the character of the house (they suggested awning windows, e.g.). To replace the windows to look as pictured here w/the wood detail would cost a fortune. We also had Brick & Batten do a redesign of the house, but the result was a completely modern redo of the entire house and not realistic for our budget.]

Thank you!

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