I've taken good care of my 1923 Craftsman bungalow's original wooden windows, with much of the wavy glass intact. (Storm windows have helped protect them.) However, a single guest bathroom window has gotten away from me with extensive sill and frame rot from water. It either needs to be completely re-built/restored or replaced. I took a class on window restoration and understand the process. However, given the continuing use of a shower near this window, I'd like to look into replacement with a new window that can withstand water.
A neighbor replaced all her old windows, having located "reproduction" windows that mimic the look of the originals. However she has moved and I cannot consult with her.
Is it possible to find new windows that mimic the look of original wood, double-hung, sash windows with muntins? What's throwing me is mimicking the look of the original wood sill/frame. The window is surrounded by original plaster and tile on the inside, and vinyl siding on the outside.
If a window can be found, how complicated is the replacement process?
I am in northern Virginia. The local place that specializes in old-window restoration, as well as numerous handymen, tried to sell me new windows.
Thanks in advance.