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These Remodels Make the Most of Indoor-Outdoor Living

Increase space. Modernize appliances. Improve value. These are just a few reasons to remodel your home. Increasingly, homeowners are remodeling to introduce or expand indoor-outdoor living possibilities. And that often means massive moving walls of glass that seamlessly blur the transition between the inside and the outdoors. Here are a few of our favorite remodels.
A Refreshing Idea in Beverly Hills

A “Refreshing” Idea in Beverly Hills

To make the most of the area’s year-round weather, designer Joe Bowcott, president of LA-based Pemwood Designs, took advantage of an open floor plan and huge moving walls of glass to blur the transition from the indoors to the outside. “Large openings and big glass were essential to bringing the indoor-outdoor living aspect of the home to life,” he says. “We were able to really push the feeling of openness outdoors.”

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Gerogia Peach

Georgia Peach

Celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie turned his 1968 home in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood into a California-style midcentury modern beauty, complete with huge walls of glass throughout the home. The home’s centerpiece is a sunroom accessed by a giant Series 600 Multi-Slide Door. And on three sides of the sunroom, several arrays of nearly floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors can be opened up to the backyard, letting in fresh Georgia breezes. “I wanted a house to make me calm, and I wanted it to be very personal,” Gillespie says.

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Surfs Up

Surf’s Up

Turning a rundown 1950s bungalow in Encinitas, California into a cozy and cool rebuild called the Beach Lab was a passion project for developer Steve Hoiles. It all starts with the back of the home, where a four-panel multi-slide door running nearly the width of the home and connecting the indoor living space with a huge backyard. It’s a near-perfect case study in indoor-outdoor living. “There is nothing like waking up and seeing Mama Nature as the first visual of day,” says Hoiles.

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Red Rock Roost

Red Rock Roost

For “an up close and personal view of the red rocks” of Phoenix’s famed Camelback Mountain, architect Cavin Costello transformed a tired-looking Spanish Colonial on the mountainside into a breathtaking modern home loaded with big glass. A 20-foot-wide four-panel stacking multi-slide door opens from the living space to the patio and offers easy access to a covered outdoor entertainment area. Says Costello: “We wanted to create long, panoramic views of the Valley and mountains beyond.

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Denver Delight

Denver Delight

This old Cape Cod-style home was in desperate need of a new lease on life. Enter architect Brent Linscott, who won Remodeling magazine’s 2018 Project of the Year with his update of the Englewood, Colorado, home. “We had the opportunity to maximize the openings, and we were able to offer a through-house transparency that did not exist before,” he says.

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