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Project Spotlight: Auchentoroly Terrace

Auchentoroly Terrace Two HousesSGO was delighted to work with the residents in the 3100 block of Auchentoroly Terrace to create six new stained glass transoms for the entire row of houses. Located in a historic neighborhood directly across the street from Druid Hill Park, the Rawlings Conservatory and the Maryland Zoo, the houses on Auchentoroly Terrace were a prime location for beautiful 19th century styled stained glass.

Cathy Allen, herself a resident on the block, coordinated with the other home owners and the Greater Mondawmin Coordination Council to receive a grant from the Healthy Neighborhoods program.  Designed to revitalize neighborhoods and assist home owners in forging a vibrant community, the Healthy Neighborhoods program came through, helping to fund the project.

Discussing the concept with Cathy, the goal was clear – a single design that would give a unified, community atmosphere to the street. At the same time, the pattern should be historically appropriate, warm, friendly, and unique.

Auchentoroly Terrace Street ViewThe results speak for themselves, but that didn’t stop each of the homeowners from remarking what a difference even that modest change made to the facades.  Next time you visit the Conservatory, take a moment to walk across the street and see for yourself.

SGO on Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Sun 9/26

EMHEWatch the season premiere of Extreme Makeover Home Edition this Sunday (Sept. 26, at 7pm | 6c), and see glass from SGO Designer Glass in Baltimore!  Plus, our local ABC affiliate, WMAR-TV, will be broadcasting an hour long special at 6pm, highlighting the Baltimore setting of the show.

We helped the makeover team in their remodeling of  Baltimore Girls Hope by providing this transom for their entryway, as well as the glass for a “chan-DOOR-lier .” Watch the shows and check it out for yourself! We’ll be posting clips on our Media page and our YouTube Channel once it’s made available.

Extreme Makeover Home Edition
ABC – Sunday, Sept. 26, at 7pm | 6c

WMAR-TV Pre-Show
Channel 2 – Sunday, Sept. 26, at 6pm

See SGO on ABC Channel 2 News

SGO Designer Glass of Baltimore was honored to help out with Extreme Makeover Home Edition‘s Baltimore project: Girl’s Hope. ABC Channel 2 News covered our work for the show in this segment. Once the program airs (expected in late September) we’ll be posting it here, as well. See all our videos on our Media page or our YouTube Channel.

SGO at the Symphony Decorators’ Showhouse


Every year, the Baltimore Symphony Associates chooses a number of  designers to transform rooms in a Decorators’ Showhouse – a fundraiser for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Last year, you might have seen some of our decorative Iron Art inside the showhouse. This year, at the 34th Symphony Decorators’ Showhouse, SGO is proud to have a piece of our Stained Glass Overlay included in the redesign.

The first bedroom on the second floor, titled “Indulge Your Dreams,” was designed by Carol Weil, owner of CLWdesigns. She came to us with her ideas, fabric swatches and colors to create a piece that would stand out, yet fit naturally into her vision for the room. You can see her room,  our glass, and all the other designers’ work at the showhouse throughout May. Take a look for yourself, and help support a Baltimore cultural institution (see the showhouse website for hours and admission information).

The showhouse runs May 8-30, 2010.

Project Spotlight: Ohr Hamizrach Congregation

ohr_hamizrachIt’s been quite a year for renovations in Baltimore’s religious community. The Ohr Hamizrach Congregation joined that list, expanding into a new building on Park Heights Ave. A lot of unique work was put into the new building, and their entryway called for something special.

They came to us wanting to create a stained glass window incorporating their logo design, name and Hebrew lettering against a frosted background. Located on the second floor, over their grand entryway, it would be the focal point of both the exterior facade and interior hallway.

This was a perfect job for the stained glass overlay process. The logo and lettering were to “float” inside the background, something impossible to do with traditional cut glass. That, combined rendering the logo with sign-like precision, required the detail and control of overlay. At the same time, the finished window is translucent, colorful and captures the feel of wispy art glass.

Project Spotlight: Parklane Baptist Church

parklane1When Rev. Pierce Keyser came to Parklane Baptist Church (on Mohawk Ave. in Baltimore City), there was a lot of glass in the sanctuary, but it was all clear. At some point in the past, the stained glass behind the altar and along the pews were all removed.

As part of the renovations in the church, his congregation wanted the stained glass restored. Nobody knew what the original glass looked like, so a fresh start was made with new design ideas.

The finished pieces are breathtaking, adding warmth and color to the sanctuary while blending seamlessly into the old architecture of the church. We’re so pleased to have helped Rev. Keyser and his congregation realize their plans to make the church a brighter and more inspirational place for worship.