Montage: 22 Exterior Glass Doors

This very minute I’m in the quad awaiting the annual Maypole dances at my son’s school. It’s gorgeous out —green, flowering, and sunny. When the kids were small, I’d perch on the playground bench equipped with my laptop. These days, it just doesn’t seem worth the effort since conditions are less than ideal. Although we live on the “garden” level, first floor Back Bay, Boston condos aren’t outfitted with much in the way of outdoor space. On  a whim, we looked at two houses across the river in Cambridge. One had such a lovely city-like patio and yard, I was tempted.

I’ve pulled together a collection of 22 exterior spaces all accessed by wonderful (mostly) glass exterior doors. There are the obvious sliding doors and French doors, but these are unique wood slat and metal-frame versions. I’ve included plenty of traditionally-hinged doors, though their shape, size, and applications are anything but run-of-the-mill. An  accordion door is incredibly appealing, and sadly not so common in the Northeast. (One could do accordion room dividers, however. I’ve seen a few amazing photos of these on Pinterest.) Interiors with sliding barn doors have become hugely popular; I found one outdoor example, included here. The most amazing exterior doors, aside from having a garage door in your living room, which I’ve always thought was cool, are glass pivot doors. I’ve found a number of gorgous examples for you. Every category could easily get its own post—which do you like best?

F R E N C H  D O O R S 

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Steven Harris Architects

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Home of designer Richard Shapiro –  Photographer Lisa Romerein

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Home of artist Rirkrit Tiravanija
Aroon Puri Tuttle and Neil Logan, Fernlund + Logan

A C C O R D I O N   D O O R S 

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Pitzo Kedem Architects – Photographer Amit Geron

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William Tozer Associates

B A R N   D O O R 

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Sunset Magazine

G A R A G E   D O O R S

Randall Mars

Randall Mars Architects

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The Novogratz

T R A D I T I O N A L L Y   H I N G E D   D O O R S

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Elding Oscarson

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Govaert & Vanhouette Architects

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Richard Shapiro – Photographer Lisa Romerein

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Photographer Mark Bolton

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Home of Ben David of bedding company Kas

S L I D I N G   D O O R 

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Atria Arquitectos – Photographer Edgar Cezar

P I V O T   D O O R S

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Home of Dwell magazine founder Lara Deam  -  Sand Studios

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T38 Studio

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Est Magazine

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Dear Architects – Photographer Karen Mendoza

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The Selby

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Lake|Flato Architects

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Graux & Baeyens

FOLLOW S T Y L E C A R R O T  ON P I N T E R E S T

Outdoor Spaces
Pools & Water
Architecture

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3 Responses to Montage: 22 Exterior Glass Doors

  1. Every one of these doors is amazing. Like you, I have always wanted the clear plexi garage door, but the best is a pivot used in any way or space.

  2. Jorie

    Any ideas on where the Red Barn door was manufactured at or what issue it came from?

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