Arches add a stylish finish to any period home.  They are often used in entry ways to provide visual impact on first entering the building.

Most Victorian homes featured a radius arch in the hall. It provided ornamentation and helped break up a long unwelcoming hallway.

Depending on the ornamentation they can either be welcoming or intimidating.  A homeowner would usually opt for welcoming to greet people entering their home.

Arches can also be used above alcoves to provide interest and ornament.

Square arches provide decoration around square openings usually between rooms especially where 2 rooms have been opened into one.

Custom Arches

F. Vitale & Sons can custom build arches to your design. Custome arches we have made range from huge radius arches, through very wide elliptical arches, to elaborate paneled arches. An arch can provide a striking centre point for the entire house. To some extent every arch is custom made, a radius arch is made to suit the width of the passage or hall and a square arch uses extension pieces or trimming to suit its location. Additionally, the choice of corbel can radically later the appearance of an arch.