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Detail of glass connector featuring sliding barn door, to control wind. farmhouse-exterior

Detail of glass connector featuring sliding barn door, to control wind.


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January 8, 2015
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
You should check out Simpson Doors.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2015 at 8:10AM
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August 5, 2014
betboy wrote:
is the opposite wall from the sliding door open to the outside
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how nice of you to answer, we were concerned about putting a slider and windows in one wall, having the house and garage walls connecting and leaving the front wall open....think I will proceed as planned with 3 walls, one open
    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 5:47PM
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
Glad to be of help !

Enjoy your new space.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 5:53PM
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May 26, 2014
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Brian Driscoll
OK kept reading got it, 5 star results. A lot of great architectural ideas composed into a hit song. Very nice
    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 6:03PM
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
Thanks Brian.
I appreciate your very generous comment.
Hope your project comes out great !

    Bookmark   June 20, 2014 at 7:29AM
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April 16, 2014
Carol Thomas wrote:
who makes the windows?
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
These are Milgard white vinyl windows.
1 Like    Bookmark   Thanked by Carol Thomas    April 22, 2014 at 8:32AM
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Tina Gale McMillan
what color white paint is used to match the windows?
    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 12:41AM
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September 23, 2013
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
The hardware for this door is off the shelf barn door hardware. You should be able to find it at most hardware or home improvement stores.

Have fun with yourt project !
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May 27, 2013
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
The siding is western red cedar board and batten siding. 1x2 battens over a 12inch board.

Thanks for asking !

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Gayle Weinberg_Kalmin
what color is the board and batten?
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February 13, 2013
jeahere wrote:
Who is the manufacturer of the glass roof?
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Brilliant solution!
    Bookmark   November 15, 2014 at 10:01PM
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what sizes do these sky listed/ rooted come in ..can they be design to fit?
    Bookmark   March 8, 2015 at 12:33PM
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March 29, 2012
waahila wrote:
Exierior paint colors, please? Lovely!
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
I believe the client used a Benjamin Moore semi transparent exterior stain, called Chelsea Gray.

Thanks for asking.

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March 18, 2012
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
We actually used standard barn door hardware for this project. If you look at the image of the glass connector from the other side, you will see that the track is mounted above the door opening and covered with bronze sheet metal. The walkway is open to an outdoor terrace to the north, and the sliding doors open to farmlands to the south.

Thanks for asking,

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 3:55PM
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February 9, 2012
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects

Thanks for your wonderful comment. I sure appreciate it.

This house is located just south of Mount Vernon, Washington on a beautiful piece of Skagit Valley farmland, not far from Anacortes.

I feel fortunate to be able to work in such a beautiful part of the Northwest !

Take Care,
    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 8:36AM
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Erin Lang Norris added this to Give Me a Wall, a Roof, or a House of Glass
My guess is that this breezeway creates a channel connecting the house to the garage. It's certainly an ingenious way to make sure all the tools find their way back to their homes after various interior projects. Because, really, who's going to pass up a chance to walk through a corridor as gorgeous as this one?
Another big influence on the site planning was the valley's strong southwestern winds. This breezeway not only connects the main house to the garage but also strategically protects the outdoor room.The breezeway has an 8-foot-long sliding door that opens up the view of endless fields on calm mornings, then closes to shelter the patio when the winds kick up in the afternoon. The glass roof's structure mimics the rhythm of the home's metal roof but keeps the view open to the sky.

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Cedar board and baton stained grey.
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transition from garage to house.
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soooo much glass :)
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I think Rob wants a roof on it.. but this is nice.. love the wide mouldings... colors.. and the FLOOR! Also like the door going into the house or the outbuilding
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ext color
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The barn door on the left slides open & closed -- allowing open air or restricting wind
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Love!!! Would look great as a greenhouse on the back of my farm house !!!
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garage to house connection
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like the glass
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Connects house to garage. Wind control
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semi enclosed connection. would need a different roof.
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Walk way to the pool/workout room
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connect studio
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similar to what we have
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extension maison
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Passerelke vers garage
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Stain interior of greenhouse more of a taupe? White wood framing. Big windows.
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Roof attached to house
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breezeway door
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connected spaces
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Mudroom idea
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Breezeway / greenhouse capable ?
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Exterior colours
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This is cool...inspiration for the mud room
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Like the wall and walkway.
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Breeze way to garage
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Color of sidin
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breezeway to guesthouse
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clear glass roof
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Glass roof
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Breezeway w/ sliding wall to allow for crosswinds in warmer weather
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Good staging area to leave shoes
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Light …transition area
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Siding Barn door
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Glass - way to connect to apt?
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Wind blocking wall
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inside connection between carport and house
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Breeze through
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Beautiful idea
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barn style
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glass connector
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Bm grey stain on red cedar
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Crystal lite - WA
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Stain for siding not paint
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front door?
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dark colored board and batten with white trim
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paint sample ordered - Benj. Moore Chelsea Gray
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Link house and garage
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Open door
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link to garage
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House extension
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Use of glass
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Glass roof
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Nice connecting breezeway
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garage wall idea to separate back yard and garage door
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colors - gray with white
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back porch
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Walkway! Awesome
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Greenhouse off the kitchen
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Green house walk
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Sliding barn door
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Glass connector between buildings
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breezeway - covered glass
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window trim size and sill detail
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Glassing in porch
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For the entrance!
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Breezeway all glass??
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects The skylight manufacturer is Crystal Lite, manufactured in Washington State. Thanks for asking ! Dan
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Moveable doors to control wind! Brilliant!
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Chelsea gray strain - Benjamin Moore
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Color, love
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green house
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Glass roof with sliding barn door
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Grey siding
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Walkway connecting two houses
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awesome exterior pannelling and sliding door…also great colouring
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Can add walls, windows, etc. to create character
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Walk way from garage and work shop to house
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glass roof, windows
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siding color
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Grey and green
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glass connector sliding barn doors
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Between house and garage
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Connector area between house and garage
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glass cieling
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Exterior entry
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Siding in grey
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Wind Control
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connecting to garage
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