Breathtaking ocean, mountain and city views surround a luxurious home in Los Angeles, Calif. Grand decks and stunning 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. A giant family room flows into the home's yard, beautiful infinity pool and spacious deck with fire pit, outdoor living and dining spaces complete with floating BBQ.
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.
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.
Walls full of windows and retractable doors seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor living areas. Matching the color palette of the furnishings inside and out also helps to unify the two spaces visually.
A stunning outdoor space can be seen from this spacious white kitchen. The modern kitchen's style is reflected in the outdoor room's modern fireplace and contemporary furniture, revealed with the wall of windows retracts.
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 custom-built island holds court in this small kitchen. The island adds extra storage, as well as extra seating and workspace thanks to a retractable countertop. An open wall pantry nearby serves as both a storage and display space.
Lucie Ayres' client asked to have a pantry, laundry room AND a desk in a small nook of the kitchen. She made it happen mainly by opening the walls between the former laundry room and kitchen and by installing space-saving retractable doors.
A slate black wall frames a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean from the comfortable TV room in this home located on Baja California and balances the use natural materials in the space. A door retracts into a pocket in the wall to effortlessly link the indoor space with the outdoors.
The wall of this home's living area retracts to open it up to a balcony with views out over San Diego's Maple Canyon Preserve. Sheer curtains can be pulled for added privacy without losing any of the natural light.
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 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.
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 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.
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.