Montlake Backyard OfficeModern Exterior, Seattle

This small project in the Portage Bay neighborhood of Seattle replaced an existing garage with a functional living room.

Tucked behind the owner’s traditional bungalow, this modern room provides a retreat from the house and activates the outdoor space between the two buildings.

The project houses a small home office as well as an area for watching TV and sitting by the fireplace. In the summer, both doors open to take advantage of the surrounding deck and patio.

Photographs by Nataworry Photography

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This photo has 6 questions
msykes130 wrote:Jun 7, 2014
  • PRO

    Apologies. You were looking for the width.... The R.O is aprox. 10'. Two 5; panels. 8' high.

  • Anne Everitt

    Where did you get the patio slider for this project? Having a hard time finding a door this size.

Robert Kiwowicz wrote:Aug 5, 2013
  • kdunic

    Do you have any details on what flashing you used on the horizontal joins? Is it an open rain screen?

  • PRO

    It is an open rain screen on Benjamin Obdyke Rain slicker so we did not need horizontal flashing.

whizdom23 wrote:Jul 23, 2014
  • espiritiv

    What did you do for the reveal in the hardie panel?

  • PRO

    I believe that the reveal is a fry reglet or similar....

Ann Umphres wrote:Aug 1, 2013
Joseph Mofokeng wrote:Jul 17, 2014
  • PRO
    If you are referring to a door with integral blinds (in between glass) we do not recommend that as it puts a mechanical system that can break in a location that is very hard (and very expensive) to get at.
J&J Cubit Construction wrote:Oct 21, 2013
  • PRO
    Both the deck and soffit are FSC tigerwood w/ a dalys ship to shore varnish.

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Find the Right Glass Door for Your PatioJul 28, 2013

Sliding Glass DoorsThe sliding glass door has got to be the most ubiquitous patio door. Made up of two framed glass panels that slide past each other, this door can be seen on contemporary, traditional and every style in between. Having said that, it really fits a contemporary aesthetic as the sliding operation and staggered planes are typically not quite right for traditional styles.An advantage of these doors is that the opening can be quite wide. While the standard door will be 5 or 6 feet wide, doors that are 8 or 10 feet wide are available.An important design consideration when selecting a sliding glass door is the frame size. The actual frame dimensions will vary considerably depending on the frame material. While metal frames, like aluminum, can be quite thin, vinyl frames will likely be thick.Cost. A sliding glass door will typically cost considerably less than a comparable French door. It has to do with operation and mechanisms. Simply put, the sliding glass door is easier to engineer and build and has fewer moving parts. So a sliding glass door can be had for as little as $500.

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Again natural stain feels both contemporary and timeless. When you add the Navy color cushions it will be striking

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Planning the ease of access to your outdoor living spaces is important when designing your space.

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