Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
To capture breathtaking views of the Raritan Bay and the Manhattan skyline in the distance, a pair of New Jersey homeowners designed a contemporary home on top of a hill. The house features mostly casement windows and gliding patio doors, highlighted by a towering wall of windows in the stairwell. Jutting out next to the front door, seven rows of windows are situated in a column that rises nearly three stories high.
The kitchen boasts countertop-to-ceiling casement windows. Throughout the house, they tried to use windows with mostly glass and thin sash to achieve that much-desired contemporary look.
The size capabilities of E-Series patio doors make them a natural choice for contemporary home building. Three sets of gliding patio doors lead out to wrap-around porches on the main and top floors. Not only did the homeowners like the impressive size, colors and detailing of the E-Series patio doors, they had to be the right performance rating to endure the exposure the home faced from coastal conditions.