This property started out as two separate lots. The new owners decided to build two separate structures on the large piece of land: a main residence and a guest house with shared outdoor space in between. Both buildings have an indoor outdoor feel, with oversized sliding doors instantly connecting rooms to patios and balconies.
This contemporary bedroom features a sliding glass wall that opens the room completely to the pool and courtyard beyond. The bedroom and bathroom are integrated, and the all-glass shower helps visually expand the space. A brick wall surrounds the property, providing privacy.
Exterior lighting mounted underneath the roof overhang gives the house a warm, welcoming glow. A frosted glass garage door lets in filtered natural light during the day and blends in with the home's black grid windows when illuminated at night.
A front courtyard doubles as an opportunity to enhance curb appeal and define the entry sequence as a unique experience. A concrete walkway steps up from the driveway and meets in the front yard to move toward the front door. Uncovered windows allow the warm indoor lighting to be visible outside connecting the interior and exterior.
A concrete sidewalk leads from the driveway to the covered porch entry of this home. Frosted glass stripes create an attractive modern door against the white horizontal siding. The dark roof creates contrast against the bright home.
The homeowners wanted their newly redesigned kitchen and dining room to showcase the beautiful view from their classic home, so designers used glass paneled accordion style doors to separate the indoor dining room from the outdoor patio space. These doors can easily be pulled back to allow access to the patio, creating a beautiful, functional indoor-outdoor space for the family.
AB Design Elements chose to integrate this magnificent open kitchen with its adjacent patio entertaining area by using a retractable, panel-style doors for an amplified sense of space. The doors can close easily when weather is prohibitive, yet when they are opened for use, allow for a free and easy flow of traffic.
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.
As seen on Home Town, the Burks residence has been fully renovated by hosts Ben and Erin Napier. After renovations, the existing pantry doors were replaced with new doors with glass panels to fit the style of the house as well as open up the space even more. The lighting in the pantry adds to the decor of the room.