Whenever you have a living room with an adjoining patio, it automatically floods the room with light and doubles the size of the space. Once the doors are open, it allows the floor to continue to the outside area. The entire space is then perceived as one large living area. There is a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors. It is especially wonderful in temperate climates like Southern California.
This house is located in Corona Del Mar on a narrow lot with a large backyard, which contains a pool and spa. The original home was designed with a small French door and a couple of small windows to the right side. Less than fifty percent of the rear wall was glass. I changed the entire design of this home by putting in a twenty-five foot automatic sliding door that disappears into the walls on the left and right. It completely opens the rear of the home to the outdoor covered living room, open dining room and pool, spa and sunbathing area. Adding the twenty-five foot opening changed the dynamic of this home and made it a truly seamless indoor-outdoor living experience.
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