Location: Southern California
Products: 298" x 100" 8-panel Clad/Wood Bi-Fold System, 36" x 100" 6-panel Clad/Wood Bi-Fold Passthrough Window
Project: This scenic beachfront home was a new-build in 2018. The builder was inspired by the beautiful surrounds and the growing design trend of indoor-outdoor living. He wanted to build a home with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and erase the lines between indoor and outdoor living spaces. He used an 8-panel Cottage Style Bi-Fold Door System to eliminate walls and connect the living room to the outdoor deck and pool area. A 6-panel Bi-Fold Passthrough Window connects the expansive, all-white kitchen to the outdoor entertainment area featuring an outdoor breakfast bar. Ocean views are visible from almost every room in the home and an abundance of natural light illuminates every space thanks to the folding doors and windows.
ROBERT YOUNG ESTATE WINERY
Location: Santa Rosa Valley
Products: Two 156" x 120" 4-panel Clad/Wood Bi-Fold Systems, 126" x 111" 4-panel Clad/Wood Bi-Fold System
Project: This scenic tasing room, entitled the "Scion House," was a new addition to the Robert Young Estate Winery in 2018. The builder wanted to embrace the beauty of the surrounding vineyard and create an indoor-outdoor wine tasting experience for visitors. He wanted to build a farmhouse style tasting room with expansive views of the vineyard visble from every room. He used two identical 4-panel Bi-Fold Door Systems positioned parallel to each other on opposite ends of the room to eliminate walls and create a seamless transition from outside to inside to outside again. The parallel Bi-Fold Doors optimize light flow and cross-ventilation in the space. Beyond the folding doors lies more views of rolling hills filled with grapevines and an outdoor patio space and fire pit for visitors to enjoy. Another 4-panel Bi-Fold Door System connects an enclosed seating area to the outdoors.
SANTA BARBARA SPANISH STYLE
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Products: Two 4-panel Clad/Wood Bi-Fold Door Systems, Five Clad/Wood French Swing Doors
Project: This custom Spanish style home was a new-build in 2018. The builder wanted the home to embody the traditional Spanish architecture customary to the Santa Barbara area, parelleled with modern design touches. He wanted to build a home that embraces the surrounding nature and connects to the outdoors from every room. He used a 4-panel Bi-Fold Door System to eliminate walls and connect the kitchen to the expansive balcony, creating an open-air cooking and dining experience. On the lower level, another 4-panel Bi-Fold Patio Door connects the spacious master suite to a private outdoor lounge area. The luxurious wood interior of the Folding Doors adds warmth to the space and adds to the overall Spanish style design. Three pairs of French Swing Doors on the upper level connect the formal dining room and living room to the balcony, creating an al fresco dining and living experience. Two more French Swing Doors open up the two lower level guest bedrooms to the outdoor covered patio space.
BI-FOLD x TRANSOM COMBINATION
Location: Pacific Palisades, California
Products: 144" x 108" Clad/Wood 10-lite 4-panel Bi-Fold Door System, Custom Transom
Project: This custom Craftsman style home in the Pacific Palisades went through a small-scale remodel in 2017. The homeowners enjoy spending time outside and entertaining on the patio and wanted to create a seamless transition from inside to out. With a busy life full of children, pets, and entertaining, the homeowners opted for a beautiful yet functional 4-panel Bi-Fold Door System with a daily door. The daily door opens separately from the rest of the system, making for quick and easy access to and from the backyard. The custom 10-lite configuration of the Bi-Fold Patio Doors was designed to match the doors and windows already in the home in order to create a consistent look throughout. A Custom Transom above the Bi-Fold System was included in the remodel—it was designed to match the adjacent transom, and perfectly align with the folding system below it.