This space's main focus is the relaxing beauty of nature, so designers added two sitting areas to be enjoyed by the couple. One of the sitting areas is outdoors, giving the couple the option of enjoying their views outside. Another way for the couple to make the most of their space is with the retractable glass walls that designers added to the room. These walls can be rolled away to allow in a cool breeze, or they can be easily closed to keep out the cool weather.
A wide, retractable glass wall opens this elegant dining room to the outdoors. Crisp while walls, arched doorways and a smooth ceiling with a domed recess combine to form a neutral backdrop for clean-lined, contemporary furnishings. Meanwhile, traditional lighting bridges the home's modern style and Mediterranean-inspired architecture.
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.
A pair of islands add extra workspace and storage to this neutral contemporary kitchen. The dark cabinetry is mirrored in the millwork along the ceiling, while retractable glass walls open up the space to the ocean breeze and views outside.
An open floor living room has a seamless transition to the outdoor patio, which features an infinity pool and stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. General contractor Emilio LoCascio arranged retractable glass walls which make for an easy flow and comfortable seating both inside and out.
The open concept living area and kitchen in this contemporary California hacienda features a retractable glass wall that opens completely to bring the outdoors in. A rug anchors the indoor seating area, and a pair of kitchen islands separates the living, dining and kitchen spaces. Neutral walls allow the bold blues of the island and backsplash to pop.
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.
Color on the base of one of a pair of facing islands echoes the hue of the bold backsplash in this otherwise neutral kitchen. The open-concept space features a cozy breakfast nook tucked into a corner surrounded by windows, ushering in loads of natural light. In the adjoining living space, a retractable glass wall opens to bridge the home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Hardwood floors warm up the white kitchen and provide continuity throughout the kitchen and living area.
The glass walls of this shower room, just off the master suite, allows the bather to enjoy the beautiful Mount Olympus views, just like the retractable window walls in the master bedroom accentuate the beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Walls of glass retract to connect this modern bedroom both figuratively and literally to the surrounding landscape. The sleek, streamlined space features concrete floors, as well as gallery-white walls that allow colorful art and accessories to pop.
Floor-to-ceiling, fully retractable sliding walls of glass provide a seamless integration between interior and exterior spaces to create a quintessential SoCal living experience. Comfortable furniture makes the space perfect for entertaining.
Floor-to-ceiling, fully retractable sliding walls of glass seamlessly blend the contemporary dining room with a welcoming balcony that has stunning view of Los Angeles. An oversized sectional is perfect for relaxing or entertaining.
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.
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 steel and glass walls of this modern northern California home retract to open the spaces completely to the outdoors. Native plants surround the house and pool, which are ideally sited to take advantage of the home's hilltop location. Decoration is minimal, creating a space that's restful and meditative.
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 walls in this stunning northern California home retract to completely open its interior spaces to the outdoors, connecting the modern, minimal home to its surrounding landscape. Natural materials like the wood ceiling further tie the house to its surroundings, while broad expanses of glass offer uninterrupted views in any weather. A fireplace wall creates a cozy seating area.
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.