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Kitchen with Private Courtyard outside Glass Garage Doors modern-kitchen

Kitchen with Private Courtyard outside Glass Garage Doors

Kitchen - Opens up to the Courtyard via Glass Garage Doors. Skyblend Formaldahyde Free Cabinets with Maple Veneer, Ceasarstone Countertops, Kohler Stainless Steel Sink and our son Griffin

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June 27, 2014
Keith Richey wrote:
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Hello. The block is standard concrete masonry unit construction - fully grouted cells with rebar within. The home is in Southern California with specific seismic / earthquake requirements that didn't allow us to use insulated block methods at the time. We didn't insulate anything but instead used the concept of a Tromb Wall for heat absorption and radiation into the home. By considering this passive solar design technique, we are able to heat the home in the morning and not have to heat the home at night. It works quite well. Thanks for asking... Jeff - Jeannette Architects
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February 7, 2014
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It's actually Polygal ( - a polycarbonate translucent sheet material. In our application, there's a fluorescent tube light within the wall sandwiched between 2 pieces of Polygal that act as our "undercabinet light". We also used it in our outdoor shower as a privacy panel - this image may help demonstrate how light passes through it.
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It's a great material - we've used it in many different applications. Thanks for asking! Jeff - Jeannette Architects
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December 22, 2013
annemurphy1 wrote:
Your son is a cutie.... I'm sure he is priceless!!! LOL
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Lori Dennis, ASID, LEED AP
Love this garage door! and yes, the kid is a cutie!!
    Bookmark   January 9, 2014 at 5:39PM
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Thanks AnneMurphy1 and Lori!
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April 2, 2013
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Not "homey" but practical, clean, & sleek. I for one LOVE it. Thank you for the inspiration. We're finalizing flooring now.
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 11:02PM
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love the sense of humour with tagging your son!
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December 10, 2012
mmetlin wrote:
who makes the cabinets and what is the style, color and finish?
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Cabinets were fabricated by Material core of Skyblend with maple veneer & clear coat finish w/ yellowing inhibitors.
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July 14, 2012
amateur7 wrote:
Your son! - absolutely ADORABLE!
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Yup! that's our son Griffin. He's about a block taller now. He also has several cameo's during the construction phase. Being the Owner/Architect's kid had it's advantages... check him out at - his first shot is picture 33 on his self appointed "clean up duty" run ~ thanks for noticing! Jeff
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Too cute...definitely caught my eye!
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June 6, 2012
kgreig wrote:
What's the countertop material? Thanks!
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The countertops are Quartz ~ Lagos Blue by CaesarStone. At Jeannette Architects, we are partial to specifying Quartz for the durability and minimal maintenance factors. There are many different colors and shades from which to choose and pricing tends to run parallel to a nice granite.
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The garage doors are manufactured by Clopay. Materials are Dark Bronze Annodized frames with SolarBan 60 Low-E Glazing to match the other door and window glazing in the home. This home was designed in Long Beach, California where temperatures are mild to warm in the summer. The idea of the doors allows excellent visual connection to the private courtyard as well as solar heat gain into the home, warming up the concrete floor slab to heat the home naturally through the evening hours.
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February 19, 2012
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Hi There,
Contact Bryce Parker Garage Doors at They do excellent quality doors and have good tight gaskets and weatherstripping. Pay attention to the glass options and be sure to let them know where in your home they are going to help with recommendations. To fight the bugs, we installed roll down screens on the outside. Ours came from - reach out to them if you'd like, hopefully they have installers in your region. We love ours. Good luck!

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Sectional doors. The most common type of garage door is the sectional, which is constructed of panels that slide up and overhead. Sectional doors have two distinct advantages over more monolithic single-panel doors: they don't require any space outside the garage to open and each panel has its own connection to the door track, increasing sturdiness.
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Indoor kitchen, outdoor dining room. This glass garage door is so modern and clean; it makes sliding glass doors seem positively old fashioned.

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