Triple Sash Windows at The White House of The Confederacy

Collier Swecker video blogs about interesting triple-sash windows that he found at the White House of The Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. This historical home, located in downtown Richmond, is of neoclassical architecture and is thought to be the second most authentic historic home restoration (the first being Mount Vernon). It was home to Jefferson Davis for four years during the Civil War while he served as the President of the Confederate States of America. As for the triple sash windows that I discuss in the video, it is said that Thomas Jefferson popularized the floor to ceiling triple sash windows that can be used as tall windows and/or as a window and doorway. In homes such as the White House of The Confederacy, they were used as doorways out of Dining Rooms and Entertainment Parlors to the outside porches and entertaining areas. The homeowners in these homes did not want guests wandering through their home, like we allow our guest to do today. They are often used in conjunction with exterior shutters that assist in framing the doorways when the two sashes are raised to the maximum height. I think that triple sash windows would be an awesome addition to someone building a new home with a colonial theme. It is so amazing the thought that goes went into many of these historical homes that were built in Colonial times. I guess we are so “busy” these days that we don’t take the time to think about how to create innovative architectural features in new homes that will stand the test of time. If you have any comments or questions about my visit to the White House of The Confederacy and triple sash windows, email me at or visit my website at


About Collier Swecker

Collier Swecker is a licensed real estate broker, attorney, blogger, speaker and entrepreneur. He is the founding partner of the Mega Agent Real Estate Team at RE/MAX Advantage which ranks as one of the top selling real estate teams in Alabama. Collier also acts as a business and marketing consultant for small business start-ups.

Collier graduated from Auburn University (B.A., 1998), Cumberland School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2002) and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (Masters of Law in Taxation, 2003). Collier was the principal partner of the law firm Swecker and Sparks LLC for 3 years before leaving the law practice for real estate development and sales.

Collier is a native of Yorktown, Virginia and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Amanda Capps Swecker. Collier & Amanda are the proud parents to a beautiful daughter, Julia Abigayle. They have one dog named Kramer.

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