A multi-slide door incorporates the outdoor patio into the great room for expanded living space and easy entertaining.
“The multi-slide doors gave us the largest openings possible,” Hansen says. “The windows and doors play a huge part in the house’s ability to bring the outside in and the inside out.”
“From anywhere inside the house, you’re seeing the golf course, you’re seeing the courtyard out front, you’re seeing different aspects that the homeowners wanted,” Hansen continues. “They really put a lot of time into making sure every part of the property was something special to look at.”
Multiple sliding glass walls and plentiful patios connect different areas of the house to each other outside.
Walls of glass welcome visitors into the home from the front courtyard.
Hansen estimates that glass constitutes about 35 to 50 percent of the home’s structure, so energy efficiency and reducing heat transfer was critical. The excellent U-values and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) ratings of Western Window Systems products helped Hansen meet his energy objectives for the project.
Ample use of glazing on the exterior means the winning views are accessible from every room.
“With this much glass, energy efficiency is extremely important,” he says. “Western Window Systems puts the best quality, low-E glass in their products, which helps with energy efficiency and meeting the highest standards.”
Aluminum frames with custom finishes lend a sleek, modern look to the home, and color-matched hardware makes everyday operation a breeze. “We’ve been very happy with the aesthetics, the efficiency, and the performance of Western Window Systems products in every house we’ve used them in,” Hansen says.
Multiple outdoor living areas are blended together for easy access through moving glass walls.