Belvedere Kitchen

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Project Location

Belvedere, CA

Product

WD66

Case Study: Belvedere Kitchen

Knowing that his client wanted a classic kitchen and great room area that allowed for easy entertaining both inside and out, builder C.K. Dluzak of ZAK Enterprises in Santa Rosa, California, developed a second-to-none kitchen solution that has matched the owners’ easy, laidback California lifestyle. It also opens their house so that it feels like you’re out on the open waters of Belvedere Cove, not far from San Francisco.

The Kitchen Transition

The residents wished for a kitchen that simultaneously allowed for food preparation and guest interaction on their patio. “Essentially, the owners didn’t want to miss a beat,” says Dluzak. “They wanted the ability to pass food through a window directly from the kitchen countertop where food is prepped and cooked.”

It didn’t take long for the project team to find a solution to meet their needs.

The decision was made to install a NanaWall WD66 wood framed folding window/wall combination system. Matching a folding glass window strip with a folding glass three-panel wall opening in off-white wood finish, it give the homeowners the indoor-outdoor kitchen and entertainment area flexibility they desired. Even the stone countertops are extended outdoors with a similar material.

"The window-wall combination was a great success. The dimension and parameters were exact. They're extremely waterproof, too."

Performs When Closed

Open views to their stunning waterfront property and fresh air to circulate through the kitchen and great room area were also considerations.

“I research windows all the time and I’ll tell you, NanaWall has it down,” Dluzak emphasizes, explaining why other options were not chosen. “The window-wall combination was a great success. The dimension and parameters were exact. They're extremely waterproof, too. The rain in this part of California hits the window like a fire hydrant, and the NanaWall system can take the pressure, no problem at all.”

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