Sitting among the tree-lined streets, expansive gardens, and other luxurious residences of Vancouver’s Dunbar neighborhood, an upscale modern house project presented us with an exciting challenge: per the customer’s request, the house’s interior must be kept open to the beauty and breadth of the surrounding landscape and climate while remaining secure and private.
We were more than thrilled to accomplish this for her as we knew our high-performing window and door products were perfect for achieving the homeowner’s dream of feeling on top of the world as she goes about daily life. We invite you to explore the highlights of her beautiful home below as we walk you through the project details that make this house stand out:
Secure Yet Welcoming Entry Door
Wanting a unique, modern and secure door, this customer chose to use one of our highly customizable 4700-Series Entry Doors. In order to maintain privacy while keeping to a contemporary style, we incorporated an obscure, sandblasted glass panel insert with clear horizontal lines that highlight the sleek look of the door.
This door also features a high-security multi-point locking system with quality, durable hardware ensuring the safety of the home. As a bonus, it also has a barrier-free (flush) sill that allows for easy entry and egress from the house for any with mobility restrictions like strollers or wheelchairs.
Clean Contemporary Aesthetic
Something that really adds to the contemporary aesthetic of this home is the unconventional choice of finish used for the entry door. While many homeowners choose a contrasting or unique entry door, our customer wanted to keep a fluid contemporary aesthetic throughout her entire home. To achieve this she chose a finish that intentionally matches the colours of the windows and the other doors within the home.
The “gun metal” ( or “met brush anthrazitgrau”) she selected from our expansive custom colour range is incredibly sleek. It has the desired appearance of anodized aluminum but is actually our famously energy efficient vinyl. Aluminum always lends itself to a more contemporary aesthetic and looks terrific when paired with expanses of glass.
The light bounces in and through the entrance, from metal to glass, for an eye-catching visual both inside and outside.
The customer chose the Verona door handles for their security features and sleek look. The handle styles were carried throughout the home.
Let the Outdoors In
In order to fully enjoy the beauty of Vancouver’s warmer seasons and take advantage of the breathtaking city, water, and mountain views, this homeowner took advantage of EuroLine’s 3400-Series folding doors. These dynamic doors are great because they both invite the beauty of nature into the home, and help to extend functional living space. As you can see, the high performance bi-fold doors open up completely for optimal enjoyment of indoor/outdoor living.
The expanse of clear glass associated with our 3400-series folding doors makes you feel like you’re on top of the world—which is exactly what this homeowner wanted.
The ease of use the doors provide in this high-functioning unit also spoke to our homeowner’s desire for a product that could be easy and functional without obstructing the view. From a product perspective, the door is bottom hung, meaning the weight is distributed at the sill making the rolling mechanism very easy to use.
Let the Fresh Air In
To allow for optimal views and ventilation, we used tilt and turn windows in the kitchen. Typically, with a window the size you see depicted above, manufacturers would have to break the glass up into two pieces in order for it to be functional and open in any way. However, at EuroLine, we are able to build impressively large windows with a single pane. The tilting mechanism makes it so that there is no need for a vertical obstruction or separation for the window to still open and be functional.
The tilt and turn window, when it is in a vented position, moves the air around nicely. This is exactly what you want in a space like the kitchen where good air flow helps with cooking ventilation or, can wake you up with a breath of fresh air alongside your morning coffee.
In the Bedroom
To allow for views of the mountains beyond the bedroom window, the homeowner chose our 1400-Series Casement & Awning windows. They allow light and air to flow through the bedroom for a sense of well-being and communing with nature.
Tying It All Together
The homeowner was incredibly pleased with the outcomes provided by EuroLine’s products providing her with security, beauty, and ultimately, a window (and door) to the world.
We are happy to consult on how to get the most function and beauty out of your own new build or remodel. Contact us online or visit one of our showrooms to explore all the possibilities EuroLine has to offer.