A stark white waterfall counter seating area matches well with white beamed ceilings and walls. Just through the retractable glass doors, see a huge al fresco dining table. No matter where you choose to enjoy a meal, the view of the Aegean is incredible.
The remodel of this seaside home, located in Del Mar, California, included simplifying and opening up the floor plan, as seen here where a comfortable seating area leads into an adjacent bedroom. Large retractable glass doors blur the lines between inside and outside and create a year-round resort environment.
Accordion glass doors retract to open up the living room to a covered porch for true indoor-outdoor living. Contemporary outdoor furniture offers comfortable, sleek seating to watch the sunset and enjoy meals outside.
A wood slat wall with a retractable screen offers privacy when needed but also allows for views of the yard when retracted. The indoor living room flows seamlessly into the living space on the porch via sliding glass doors.
Double queen beds create a comfortable space for guests or the kids to retreat after a long day at the beach. A ladder leads to additional space in a loft, and glass doors retract into a pocket in the wall to open the room up to the lush grounds outside.
The stairs in this two story outbuilding lead down to a fully equipped gym that can easily transform into a party area. A large, multi-glass sliding door that completely retracts leads out onto the tennis courts creating a seamless indoor-outdoor experience.
A glass-topped dining table pairs with Eero Saarinen tulip chairs in this beachside dining room with sleek modern style. The home's all-white palette keeps the attention on the views, while sliding doors retract to open the unit to the terrace and the sound of the surf below. A mirrored backsplash creates the illusion of more space.
This area is part of an indoor/outdoor floor plan and connects to the home's interiors via sliding glass doors. Retractable screens are built into the lanai. When lowered, the screens not only protect the area from bugs, they deflect solar glare and can hold up to 90 % of the homes conditioned or heated air in this outside space.
The multi-glass sliding door fully retracts to reveal the tennis courts from the gym. This creates a perfect indoor-outdoor experience. The roof balcony above creates a space for watching tennis matches, sunbathing and open air exercise surrounded by a pebble-landscaped rooftop to complete this versatile little building.
A glass wall with a pocket door fully retracts, opening this transitional living space to the outdoors and the breathtaking view. A marble fireplace, beamed ceiling and wide-plank French oak floors warm the space and connect to the Mediterranean-inspired architecture, while contemporary furnishings give the room a chic, up-to-the-minute vibe.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.
The Noho Duplex in New York City has street level entry. With the windows on the front exterior of the space, this left little room for privacy in the home's previous design. The homeowners wanted an industrial feel for their home, so they wanted to stick with a more modern design and didn't want the clutter of having to hang curtains to get privacy, so designers created a two-fold privacy plan. First, they replaced the homes existing windows with frosted paned windows to obscure the view from the street. Then, they added custom fabricated, full height, glazed steel bi-fold doors with frosted glass panels to create a sort of "foyer" in the space. These doors are retractable, so once the family is in for they night, they can fold up the doors and enjoy the open spaces in their home.