It seems you can’t drive down any desirable street these days without encountering the new favorite architectural add-on: steel and glass windows. These structures, composed of glass panes stretching from floor to ceiling, separated by thin, steel frames and often incorporating a door, add a bit of industrial chic to an otherwise traditional home. Often used as an airy separation between the house and backyard, they blur the distinction between indoors and out, making them the perfect transition to a pool or garden area. We’ve rounded up a few beautiful examples to illustrate the point, and we think you’ll agree that it’s a gorgeous look we’re truly loving!
Designer Beth Webb of Atlanta says she uses them frequently in her projects. “They connect the indoors to the outside much more vividly than casement windows,” she says. Above, in an Atlanta kitchen inspired by Belgian design, Beth left the steel and glass windows overlooking the pool area unencumbered by window treatments. Instead, she hung a linen panel in the center of the kitchen to close off the cooking area from the dining table. The combination of the stone floor and the glass and steel windows creates a rich mixture of materials.
Below, a door meshes seamlessly into the wall of steel and glass windows in this room by Tish Mills. We love the combination of exposed wood beams and glass windows.
Above, a pair of folding glass doors set within a cased frame mimic the look of a wall of windows but meld within the traditional architectural style. Designer Caroline Normark and architect D. Stanley Dixon collaborated on the old-meets-new design, which was featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.
Below, with its Medieval-meets-modern
Taking the mingling indoors and out one step further, vines intertwine above steel and glass double doors, suggesting a greenhouse effect.
Want to see even more stunning examples of this fabulous look? Check out our Pinterest board and like your favorites!
Want to get this look in your home? Head over to our SB Guide, find a local designer and get started!