We always had sash windows in our house when I was a kid. I wanted them in my house but when we moved in 17 years ago they were wood and rotting and in some cases they would not open.
So we replaced them.. with PVC ones but they are sash and also open and flip so I can clean the outside from the inside. they actually look good and from outside they could be wood.. but with so much less maintenance.
Some of you may have seen these pictures before. Kate modelling for Jordan and then Jordan photo shopping a beach scene outside.. I wish it was High Res and I would have it on my wall.