Best of Houzz 2013: Most Popular Design

Take a look at the image of the living/dining space with doors opening to a pool beyond. This is an elegant, finely-appointed room with aged, hand-hewn beams, dormered clerestory windows, and radiant heated limestone floors. But the real power of the space derives less from these handsome details and more from the wide opening centered on the pool.

The occupants of the room feel like they’re poolside, even while inside. When they’re entertaining, it matters little whether guests are on the terrace or in the living room; it all feels like one great space. The four-wide bank of doors is designed so that the central two are hinged directly to the flanking ones. Thus, when opened, they are precisely aligned, it seems as if there are somehow only two doors, and the assembly appears less cluttered.

A mechanized, roll-down screen descends from above to completely secure the opening against insects. When the screen is in use, the doors at the far ends are used for passage (a word of advice: make sure to devise a screening solution in any multi-door design).
Nautilus Architects
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Guest House
“Umbrella” — christinefinley13
Pool House
Ideabooks5,594
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“fabric, polly by clarence house” — qleegrl
Lyme Hills
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“but white stucco” — louandcliffhouse
Lyme Hills
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“Perhaps good idea around front windows...??? gravel path on east side maybe” — jo_ncr
Lyme Hills
Ideabooks537
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“entry to courtyard” — omega_man
Lyme Hills
Ideabooks6,308
Questions8
“Color” — vickiefobes
Lyme Hills
Ideabooks16,884
Questions13
“myers kitchen transition” — arktikos custom builders ltd
Lyme Hills
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“Rope sofa” — michelemkaplan
Lyme Hills
Ideabooks336
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“double French doors” — pafranzone
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