Disappearing Walls: Bringing Summer Indoors
We’ve all been there — stuck inside on a sunny day. But that isn’t stopping homeowners from enjoying the outdoors.
“Households continue to invest in their properties both by adding to their outdoor living areas and by blending indoor and outdoor space,” explained Kermit Baker, chief economist of the American Institute of Architects.
Disappearing walls — typically made of large glass panels that conveniently slide into adjacent walls — are popping up in for-sale and rental listings across the country. To kick off the first day of summer, we’ve gathered a few of our favorites.
196 W Houston, New York, NY
For sale: $13.8 million
On the patio or indoors? Unlike a restaurant, you don’t have to choose in this warehouse-converted loft.
21830 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
For rent: $165,000 per month
Hear the crash of the waves hitting the shore from this Cap Cod-style living room.
(undisclosed address), Miami Beach, FL
For sale: $18 million
Dine in style with a floor-to-ceiling view and tropical breeze coming off the bay in this Miami Beach home.
31 Via Aragon, San Antonio, TX
For sale: $1.795 million
Work on your tan or move into the shade with a seamlessly connected living room and poolside patio.
Natural night light
1504 Viewsite Ter, Los Angeles, CA
For sale: $2.999 million
Breakfast in bed or a view from bed? Enjoy both in this Hollywood Hills bedroom with an unobstructed view of the city lights.
990 Ocean Front, Laguna Beach, CA
For sale: $12.75 million
Watch the ocean on your flat screen while enjoying a live wide-screen version from your couch in this beachfront pad.
Fish out of water
39601 N Ocotillo Ridge Dr, Carefree, AZ
For sale: $2.39 million
You can be truly carefree in this Carefree, AZ home with a retractable wall connecting the outdoor pool with the interior living spaces.
336 Metate Pl, Palm Desert, CA
For sale: $6.497 million
Having a party? Make the wall disappear for extra outdoor-indoor entertaining space in this Palm Desert home.
Check out more disappearing walls on Zillow Digs.