Architectural DetailsBeach Style Porch, New York
In order for the kitchen to serve the back porch, I designed the window opening to be a glass garage door, with continuous granite countertop. It's perfect.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
For something completely different, there’s always a garage-door-style window. It opens up the window space entirely, tucks overhead and out of the way, and is always a conversation piece. It also fits well in wider openings where casement or double-hung windows wouldn’t be practical. Here, the rounded design of the counter adds a bit more serving space, and softer edges can minimize the impact of hitting a corner.Although this appears to be a single slab, it’s actually two pieces. A thin joint of silicone between the two prevents any cold absorbed by the outdoor piece from transferring to the indoor counter.