While most sliding glass walls open to private yards at the back of a house, the architect of this Manhattan Beach renovation, Dean Nota, uniquely opened the front of the home to an enclosed front yard.
Architects Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena teamed up with artits Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson to design this Mar Vista home in Los Angeles. A floor-to-ceiling, 26-foot-long glass wall opens up the entire living room to the outdoor elements.
For a family in Los Angeles, indoor-outdoor living space is a relaxing way to bring nature into their home. Once the glass sliding doors are open, the living room connects to the engawa deck, a traditional Japanese feature.
At night, soft ambient light sets this Chappaquiddick Island home aglow. The three glass walls that encase the dining area can be completely open or partially closed to protect against heavier evening breezes.
Floor-to-ceiling glass panels on either side of the living room create an interior space that appears to be one with its surrounding Raleigh, North Carolina habitat.
In the living and dining areas of this green home in Japan, walls of sliding glass panels open to two courtyards.