Can you mix window styles on a facade, or best to stick to one style?

Peter P
last month
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Background - we are designing a new house at the moment. Two story, Hamptons/coastal look, not too traditional. Current plan has 3 windows on facade: two on top floor - 1800 x 1200 each (2.4m ceiling) - and one on bottom floor - 2400 x 1600 (3.2m ceiling). All above desk/sofa height. Front facade faces NE, with glimpse of sea.

One window upstairs is at top of stairs, will have window seat of some kind. Prominent position - above front door, middle of house. We want good ventilation through here, to go through house. We were thinking of louvre window of some kind (eg. 1200 x 1200 fixed with 600 x 1200 louvre on side).

Would it look bad if we went with louvre for this window and then had the other 2 facade windows as casement windows?

And are casement windows of 2400 x 1600 (3 frames, so 800 x 1600 each) too big? Even 1800 x 1200 (3 frames of 600 x 120 each)? Is it better to incorporate a highlight to reduce the height of the casement window?

Thanks in advance!

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