The future of folding glass walls is here (and before long, everywhere)
Hilltop Gambrel Pool House
Tre ffle LaFleche, AIA, LEED AP, Principal
Michael J. Lee Photography
This project evolved in two parts, first we designed a new, LEED for Homes (GOLD certified) traditional style family home in a historic neighborhood. The result was a sunny, elegant yet informal, home based on traditional shingle-style forms with a casual, but classic, interior. The home was carefully sited on its sloping corner lot, using stepped terraces to anchor the house as well as creating separate areas for the pool, yard and garage entrance. A four-season porch extends into the yard and frames a stone patio for outdoor dining and entertaining.
In a lot of ways, the entire estate is a pool house, a celebration of Southern California. The sections of the house zigzag at right angles, and the pool aligns with this geometry. Specifically, the major window openings on the first and second floor utilize a NanaWall opening glass wall that faces the pool.
Whether in the bedrooms, living room or kitchen, Sassaman and her family are connected to the palm trees, emerald grass, Pacific breezes or the expansive pool. To increase this sensation, Sassaman chose goldenrod finishes for the interior and exterior spaces.
“The Pool-Facing Folding Wall Seamlessly Allows for the Full Expansion of the Space From Inside to Outside – Perfect for This Active Family.”
The new clubhouse bookends the pool and terrace, extending the connection to the main house and adding additional entertaining space. With a full kitchen, indoor sitting room, changing area and laundry room as well as an outdoor terrace, the clubhouse can be the center of a range of activity, from sporting to socializing. The pool-facing folding wall seamlessly allows for the full expansion of the space from inside to outside – perfect for this active family.
What our Customers Have to Say
Waialae Country Club
Honolulu’s Waialae Country Club hoped to enhance the experience for club members and guests by bringing the spectacular views from the enclosed lanai all the way into the dining room.
Bachelor Gulch Residence
Lifestyle arts and green building are on display in VAg’s recent house in Bachelor Gulch, a stone-and-wood composition which features plank flooring, a memorable slab fireplace surround and wide open space.
“For this new project we wanted to expand the restaurant area so it would, in a sense, spill out into the park area. This makes it ideal for three-season dining. We looked at other wall systems, but felt ultimately that the NanaWall System was the best system for our application.”
— Aaron Arbuckle, Architectural Nexus, Architect