Walls of windows not only fill this beautiful beach house with natural light, but also allow the owners to enjoy ocean views from inside. Meanwhile, the second floor's porch features a glass pane railing to enhance the seamless design.
If you can’t incorporate a whole wall of glass, think smaller. “There are many areas in the home that would benefit from the features of a folding wall system, but may not have space to accommodate such a large opening. JELD-WEN® Custom wood folding windows offer the same advantages of a folding wall system — increased natural light, easy access to the outdoors for entertaining, gorgeous views — in any room of the home,” says Jim Parello, Vice President of Marketing for JELD-WEN.
For this modern home’s kitchen, architect John Bertram wanted a strong relationship between the kitchen and pool area, so he designed a frameless folding window system that stacks flat against the wall.
Connect your interior to the exterior with an exterior siding treatment in the living room. Large windows capture different views of the sky, street and houses beyond. Three different colors were used that matched up with houses across the street offering a nod to the neighborhood.
When choosing the products for any expanse of glass, it’s essential to consider energy efficiency — otherwise you could end up with higher energy bills and rooms that are too hot or cold. Fortunately, many manufacturers offer doors and windows that pair timeless looks with high-tech energy efficiency. LaCantina’s Wood System, for example, features the organic aesthetic of wood while providing excellent thermal performance.
This stunning contemporary home exterior features corrugated metal panels paired with beautiful wood accents. Large wall-to-wall windows provide natural light and a gorgeous view of the surrounding evergreen landscape, while sliding glass doorways create open air spaces, allowing the best of indoor and outdoor life.
From the outside, this home communicates historically accurate New England coastal architecture, yet the sunroom appears to be enclosed by a fully glazed wall similar to those found in more modern architecture.
A decorative stone finish over the lower portion of the walls adds texture and intrigue to neutral exterior appeal. Wood framed windows compliment the warm toned roof shingles. A collection of shrubs hugging the home add natural color and life.
Huge windows with accordion blinds allow for full control of the natural light into this transitional bedroom. A dark orange accent wall adds depth to the design without being overly bright. A large tufted headboard folds at the corners to fully enclose the bed space. Yellow accents on the bed add the perfect touch of sunny color.
Sliding doors can work in a wide range of architectural styles and configurations, including a curved opening like the one shown here. “Sliding glass walls offer more flexibility in configuration than folding glass walls. Sliding glass panels stack or disappear into a pocket when open, opening up living spaces to the outdoors,” says Ximena Rojas, Marketing Director for Panda Windows & Doors.
Round windows add architectural interest to this carriage house's exterior. The windows, which are set in curved walls, have their brick tipped out and pitched down to drain water. A beautiful cupola crowns the structure, adding height to its design.