In this elegant, modern living room, natural light streams into the space from several large windows and a sliding glass door. Not only do these features bathe the space in warm, soft light, they also allow the homeowners to enjoy their backyard view, providing the family with direct access to the balcony and the yard beyond.
This lively living space features an open floor plan, bringing together the living, dining and bar areas. Multicolored floral pillows line the bright yellow L-shaped sofa, while a large sliding glass window makes it easy to transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
FINNE Architects chose windows and oversized sliding glass doors of black anodized aluminum for this contemporary home. “I like to call the main living space ‘a large front porch,’ because the windows and large sliding glass doors create a feeling of being outdoors,” says Nils Finne.
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.