Westlake Village boasts coastal breezes that can cool summer temperatures by as much as ten degrees compared to nearby San Fernando Valley. Residents in this bedroom community, located on the line between Los Angeles and Ventura counties, enjoy the vast surrounding open space, including hiking and horse trails, several golf courses, and the expansive Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area.
Series 9500 Bi-Fold Doors merge the indoor dining area with an outside sitting area.
Among the custom-built homes with splashes of Spanish Revival and Mediterranean architecture, one remodel stands apart in its ability to bring the outdoors inside: Emma Oslac Walsh’s property on Saddletree Drive.
Couches and a fireplace create an outdoor living room that connects to the house through Western Window Systems doors.
Oslac Walsh says the house now looks nothing like it did when she and her husband saw it and thought it would be a great project for them to live in. “When I first saw this house, I realized that the ceilings could be blown out, the walls could be moved,” she says. “I saw the potential here to do something really amazing and bring in a lot of cool new products – one of them being Western Window Systems.”
The fireplace is framed by Series 900 Hinged Doors and Series 670 hopper windows.
Energy-efficient windows let in tons of light and provide a modern aesthetic.
Western Window Systems creations including Series 600 Window Walls complement the home’s high ceilings.
Other aesthetic aces include the traditional fireplace room, with the hearth framed by Series 900 Hinged Doors and 670 Casement hopper windows perched high above them, and the glass-encased wine cellar, which is temperature-controlled at 57 degrees.
“I wanted to make this project somewhat edgy — modern but also with a very cozy feeling,” Oslac Walsh says. “Overall, Western Windows Systems has completely met my design objectives.”