Living room with views to Lake Union, glass overhead door opened to the water. contemporary living room

Living room with views to Lake Union, glass overhead door opened to the water.

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Marla Eckhart wrote:
Garage door as a roof? - We also live in WA and want to use our pergola year round. Would a door like this work to slide over the top to protect from the rain but still allow daylight if we construct it right?
   Comment   June 6, 2013
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
It is an interesting concept. It seems like you would want to design the pergola to incorporate the tracks and be able to slide the door horizontally as a roof.

Have fun with your project, I think it could be great !

June 7, 2013 at 8:45am   
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Jason Gilmore wrote:
gorgeous room - who manufactured the garage doors?
   Comment   May 6, 2013
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
Hi Jason,

Thank you for your nice comment about our work!

I overhead doors are a commercial grade aluminum door, and I do not have a record of the manufacturer.
Hope this helps.

May 6, 2013 at 2:27pm   
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litlou wrote:
Is the TV on a motorized lift? If so which company did you use.
   Comment   February 17, 2013
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
The TV is mounted in place.

Nice idea though !

Thanks for asking.

February 18, 2013 at 7:48am   
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nanalovesdesign wrote:
Looks like the sectional is upholstered back, where it is from?
   Comment   January 25, 2013
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
The home owners brought this piece of furniture with them from their previous residence.
Thanks for asking !

January 25, 2013 at 7:27am   
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nanalovesdesign wrote:
love love this room, how much of a depth to the mantle?
   Comment   January 25, 2013
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
The mantle depth at the shelves is 12 inches and about 4 inches at the TV,
.Thanks for asking !

January 25, 2013 at 7:25am   
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Suzabell Norton wrote:
what is the material used around the fireplace
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
The fireplace surround is marble slab framed with mill finish steel.

Thanks for asking !

October 18, 2012 at 8:21am   
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Inside, the main living space has two large aluminum windows that open like garage doors. Friends kayak right up to the doors when they stop by for visits. "My clients can watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July right out the doors; they set them off from a barge in the lake," says Nelson.
The owners of this floating house on Lake Union in Seattle tend to kayak instead of swim up to their home, but these large glass garage doors make it possible to dive from the living room.See the rest of this home

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