Doors, Windows and Entry Ways
I like the galvanized steel and what appears to be reclaimed wood door. In practice, I'm more fond of installations where the rail continues to a logical stopping place (even if it's beyond where the door would logically be extended to).
This is the best example of a sliding barn door that I've seen. The wood is beautiful. More importantly, the railing (steel? iron?) feels tightly integrated with the room since it is nested against the molding and continues along the length of the entire wall. I also like how thick the mount is; many of these look flimsy compared to the wood door (even if they're structurally sound). While the hardware is similar to the barn door kits available from Rustica, they don't have quite the same weight that this appears to. Would love to know where that hardware came from!
The use of structural steel to frame the hallway is really nice, and works well with the barn door. I also like the variety of wood used in this space, including the ceiling.
The reclaimed wood with rusted hardware and steel cabinets is a really nice combination.
I really like the large, floor-to-ceiling, oversized doors. For a front gate, the slatted wood is particularly nice at adding privacy from the street, while still providing visibility and light. Works particularly well with the CMU.
I like that there isn't a post on the corner, and that the flat steel simply wraps around the corner. On hindsight, this would have been a nice look for our roof deck. I also like the flag steel construction as an alternative to rods or cable (although I prefer a galvanized finish).
I'm really fond of oversized floor-to-ceiling doors. I particularly like the solid wood construction of this one, and the use of a swivel. Additionally, the red gate at the entry both looks nice and is functional - much more effective, I suspect, than a door mat. That said, I would imagine it's terrible to walk on with high-heels. This would also look nice with stones on either side.
This is a must have for my next house. I love how rooms can completely be transformed by folding glass doors, so that they extend out into the deck. Expensive, but so nice! An interesting detail in this example is how the catwalk above the doors creates an external overhang that covers the doors when they're retracted.
A sliding door option. Imagine having your bedroom open up completely to an outdoor roof deck? I really like the steel frame, clearstory windows and the continuation of the wood plank soffits into the interior ceilings. That said, I'm not particularly fond of the flooring or fireplace.
Interesting placement of a barn door. Allows the kitchen and dining area to be combined or separated.
While I'm not particularly fond of this property, it does exhibit a few design patterns I like, such as the impression of integral blocks for different sections of the house, and the large sliding glass door. That said, I prefer cases where the sliding door is perfectly encased by the adjacent ceiling and walls, so it feels like an entire wall can be removed.
Beautiful mounting hardware, particularly with the reclaimed oak wood. This is custom hardware, and looking at the kits I've seen, I suspect that's going to be something I will want to do for our implementation as well.
I hadn't actually realized that Corten could be purchased as corrugated panels. I'm not generally fond of corrugated metal, but the rusting of Corten works really well with it. I really like how a courtyard is created using the wood planks and steel frame, and am particularly fond of how the wood planks are bolted to the steel.
Beautiful! I love the tile, stone wall and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Brazilian slate with cedar (?) posts and ceiling is a lovely combination.
This is amazing. I love the windows that open up the entirety of the room, leaving behind a parapet wall. I've seen similar approaches opening up to decks; having this on an upper story is really clever. I'm interested in seeing more detail about how the pulley mechanism for the windows works.
I like that the doors open wide, of course, but I'm also fond of the wood planks used to create shade, while still keeping the area open to the outdoors.
What a beautiful stainless steel gate. Secure, while not obstructing light or visibility. I think I'll need to pick up one of those doorbells; I've been looking for a new one, and that is perfect.
Really love the steel grates on the overhang to provide some shelter from the sun. And, of course, the sets of doors that open up the interior. That said, the interior layout is bizarre - particularly how close the stairs come to the outer wall.
This approach of having the mirrors floating in front of a window is really interesting. I originally thought they were on rails, which I think would be even better, but obviously would require that the pendant lamps be mounted elsewhere. Very interesting setup for a bathroom, and great way to maximize the location.
Clearly not my style, but the idea of having a nook with a glass ceiling is wonderful.
I like the doors, of course, but I also like the wrap-around windows. That works very nice. Not particularly fond of the white stucco (?) or glass deck, but the rest of the details are very nice.
Another view of this spectacular property, clearly demonstrating how the windows can be raised to open the entirety of the second floor to the outside. I really love this.