5. Perceived As Expensive In my video about why Stained Glass is such an inspiring art, I explain that stained glass has a reputation of being an expensive luxury. As I notice the humble homes of years ago I find that this isn't always the case. Many hundred year old houses have at least one piece of leaded, beveled or colored glass. It seems to be part of the architecture to include this art even if your home wasn't the most expensive in town. It is affordable for even the humblest of homes.