“These are firehouse doors from England that bifold up, so they basically disappear,” Luce says of the Crawford 240, one of her favorite door products. Unlike traditional overhead doors, the 240 requires minimum height and depth clearances above the door—a spec that allows Luce to put the ceiling to other uses, as she did with this Southern California home. She selected clear anodized aluminum frames and clear glass panes to maximize the home's views to the Pacific. The company says it can customize a mix of transparent and opaque sections using colored, frosted, or hardened glass and acrylic that can be combined with metal panes in several colors. Crawford Hafa, 44.114.257.4330; www.crawfordamber.co.uk


luce et studio architects
san diego
jennifer luce, aia
www.lucestudio.com