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.

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Mya Rosett wrote:Mar 23, 2013
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    Rice and Brown Architects
    Thank you Kristen.
  • Ryan Reid
    Has this thermal break of 2 countertop slabs with a thin layer of silicone between been sufficient over the years?
Gail P Green wrote:Apr 17, 2014
sjmd42 wrote:Jun 6, 2013
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    Rice and Brown Architects
    You can order this door frm Designer Door Co in any size that can operate on the track. Mine is 6' wide x 4' high.
  • Jennifer Beaudean
    Where do I get this window
lkeh wrote:May 1, 2013
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    Brooks Designs
    How is it concealed on the inside? Can you see the garage door when it is up?
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    Rice and Brown Architects
    In this case, I wanted to see the glass door on the ceiling. We exposed the track and hardware as well but powder coated the metal for a nicer finish. It has a clean, somewhat industrial look. I also shortened the length of the track and upgraded the fasteners to avoid the typical "garage" door look.
Noel Lucas wrote:Mar 26, 2014
  • Maria R
    Do you happen to remember what stain color the cedar shingles are? They look great!
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    Rice and Brown Architects
    It's Cape Cod Grey, a Cabot Stain by Maibec.
nturra12 wrote:Dec 14, 2015
  • chiflipper

    As long as the western sun does not hit the glass (double pane) you should be good.

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ejmarti wrote:Mar 3, 2014
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    Rice and Brown Architects
    Im sorry but i dont remember exactly, except that it was a seafoamish color, and its not available here anymore. It was a very grainy green and grey, which was perfect at the beach.
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    Precision Granite & Marble
    Wild sea granite, very pretty
donnastec wrote:Jan 10, 2014
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    Rice and Brown Architects
    It is a typical overhead garage door track. I shortened it in length and painted it white, but it still has a nice, simple look to it.
  • rbmillnc

    how does it lock?

Stacey Bianco wrote:Sep 28, 2016
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    Rice and Brown Architects

    36" above kitchen floor but 42" above porch since porch is 6" lower than house

GARRY WHITE wrote:May 30, 2016
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    Rice and Brown Architects

    I bought this as a custom door by Designer Door Co..

    Its basically a overhead garage door built to a smaller size, 4' x 8'.

    We open it manually. It works great.

Kellye Watson Potter wrote:May 10, 2016
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    Rice and Brown Architects

    I bought this as a custom door by Designer Door Co., but any overhead door co can prob do it.

    Its basically a overhead garage door built to a smaller size, 4' x 8'.

    We open it manually. It works great.

Brick Novax wrote:Jun 2, 2015
Janelle Cassar wrote:Feb 1, 2014
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    Rice and Brown Architects
    I got them from a local wicker store. They are all weather and swivel.
karianne126 wrote:Nov 19, 2013
goodfood1 wrote:May 2, 2013
  • Carrie Cole Brantley
    Olan Mills? Jersey Shore Golf Cart Rentals? Applebee's? It's anyone's guess, really. There is endless possibility with that depth of gaze.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Marianne Lipanovich added this to An Indoor-Outdoor Serving Bar Opens the PossibilitiesOct 30, 2013

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.

Laura Gaskill added this to 13 Upgrades to Make Over Your Outdoor Grill AreaApr 24, 2013

8. Try window service. If your grill setup is near the house, a pass-through to the kitchen can be extremely handy — and fun! Pull up a couple of stools on the outside, and you'll have your own little bar, too.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

brooklynnbaby added this to Sunroom2 days ago

Eventually add window that opens UP to access sunroom. Maybe a little countertop.

martytarmann11 added this to Lake BloomingtonAug 12, 2019

Kitchen to family room not with the door

Joy Parkinson added this to Small spacesAug 12, 2019

Like the idea of a big kitchen window opening onto "bar"

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