Lakefront Marvels: Impressive Homes That Have Folding Glass Walls

By NanaWall Systems, May 29, 2024

folding glass walls in lakefront homes

Get ready to be inspired! We're celebrating the top lakefront homes with exceptional designs using NanaWall folding glass walls and windows. These remarkable homes set a significant milestone in the journey of the NanaAwards and create new standards for excellence. Among the standout projects, these brilliantly designed lakefront homes have captivated the imaginations of architects, designers, and homeowners alike.

Let's dive into the accomplishments of our Best Lakefront winner as well as the honorable mention lakefront projects. These projects highlight the incredible versatility and beauty of residential folding glass walls in home design. Read on to explore these exceptional designs that redefine waterfront living. 

Generation 4 wood aluminum clad lakefront home winner

Winner Best Lakefront: Century-Old Lake Winnipesaukee Home

Imagine transforming a century-old home to seamlessly blend historical charm with modern elegance. That's exactly what the homeowners of the Lake Winnipesaukee Porch Remodel in Wolfeboro, NH, achieved. After installing a NanaWall system in their guest house, they loved it so much that they decided to bring this stunning feature to their main residence. This remodel perfectly balances historical charm with modern elegance, offering views that make the lake feel like an extension of their living space.

Wood Framed Aluminum Clad Folding Glass Walls Harmonizes with Old New England Home

Immediately after building a guest house with a NanaWall system, homeowners from Wolfeboro, NH knew they wanted to add this design feature to their main house, a century-old house overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. The goal was to have the lake feel like an extension of their home, where guests would want to come and stay for a while. Because the main house is so close to the waterfront, the porch views make it feel like you're on top of the lake.

lakefront home folding glass walls

Generation 4 folding glass walls were the obvious choice because of how easy they made the entire process from the design concept to installation. The quality of the doors and the designs are unmatched. Design-build company, Beckwith Builders, found the process to be so smooth for their previous project, the property's adjacent guest house, that they knew they needed to incorporate a folding glass system in the main house. The homeowners and guests alike can maximize the lake views during their stay. As stated by the builder, "This NanaWall system has breathed new life into this old New England lake home."

Honorable Mentions: Celebrating 2023 Lakefront Visionaries

lakefront home with residential folding glass walls

Lakeside Luxury: The Saskatchewan Lakehouse

Nestled on the picturesque shores of Saskatchewan, Canada, this custom-built lakefront home and NanaAward honorable mention by Rosswill Homes Ltd truly maximizes its stunning views across all three levels. From the primary bedroom to the kitchen and living room, every floor offers the option to open up via thermally rated opening glass doors and windows, seamlessly extending the living spaces outdoors. This home was truly designed around breathtaking lake views, with a relaxing living room that feels like part of the landscape. This design transforms the entire home allowing residents to immerse themselves in the natural beauty that surrounds them. By integrating folding glass walls, they have created a harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor living, perfectly showcasing the transformative power of opening glass wall systems in modern home design.

folding glass wall systems in lake home

Lakefront Living Redefined in Sandpoint Idaho

Designed with year-round entertaining in mind, this stunning Sandpoint, Idaho Lakehouse NanaAward honorable mention by Idagon Custom Builders captures the essence of vacation living. Whether it's summer gatherings or winter retreats, this home maximizes its breathtaking natural surroundings and is designed with entertaining in mind. To achieve ultimate flexibility in the gathering spaces, a pass-through folding window system is installed in the kitchen, making it perfect for enjoying year-round lake views. Meanwhile, a full-height folding wall in the dining room seamlessly connects the indoor space to the expansive lakefront patio. This design not only enhances the home's functionality but also creates a fluid transition between indoors and outdoors, redefining the concept of indoor-outdoor living in lakefront homes.

folding glass systems in lakefront home

Final Thoughts

As we celebrate the remarkable architectural achievements of this year's NanaAward winners, we honor the architects, builders, designers, and visionaries whose passion and creativity have set new benchmarks for excellence. These projects are a testament to the transformative power of innovative design and the boundless possibilities that residential opening glass wall systems offer.

Looking to the future, we are inspired to continue recognizing and celebrating those who share our vision of transforming spaces with unparalleled aesthetic and functional finesse. With NanaWall, the potential to inspire and create is limitless.

Visit our inspiration gallery for more breathtaking designs and explore our NanaAwards page to learn more about these incredible projects. Together, let's shape a future where design knows no bounds.