Oh, your condo balcony has a sliding glass door? Big deal. These homes have entire walls that can be flipped, pulled, pushed or folded open.
Photo: Olson Kundig Architects
Northern Idaho’s Chicken Point Cabin boasts a 60-square-foot swinging window wall that opens up to the surrounding forest and lake.
An historic Greenwich Village townhome with a steel-frame retractable skylight powered by an industrial hand crank. How delightfully antiquated.
Photos: Ehrlich Architects
Ehrlich Architects’ 700 Palms Residence is an indoor-outdoor oasis in which each side of the house can be exposed to the elements, whether it be by a 20-foot glass door at the entrance or the retractable wall in the living room.
Photo: Villa Amanzi
A suite with sliding walls in Thailand’s luxury Villa Amanzi. Want to book a stay? Nightly rates range from $2,000 to $5,500 depending on the season.
All three wall surrounding this sprawling dining room in Robinson Architects‘ Marcus Beach House open up to the majestic surroundings of Australia’s Sunshine Coast.
A 6,500-square-foot villa on the Mediterranean Sea with a 30-foot-tall, 18-ton sliding glass facade.
Photos: Threefold Architects
Atop a mixed-use development in London, this loft-style solarium penthouse comes complete with retracable window walls that open onto a rooftop patio.
Photos: Anthill Construction
Located near Gladstone, on the east Australian coast, the Drew House by Simon Laws of Anthill Construction was built as a sort of luxury campsite. The living room boasts a circular window with triangular panels that open up and the fill the home with fresh air.
From Moon Hoon, the same architect that brought you the Starwars House, comes another spaceship-inspired design featuring sliding glass walls in almost every room.
The entire facade of this Beirut penthouse by DW5 Design Studio is a two-story window that slides open and close.
Recently listed for $10 million, this London apartment with folding windows is situated along the iconic River Thames.
Window panels that pop open as easy as your medicine cabinet.
A pie-shaped retractable window wall feature in Nico Van Der Meulen Architects’ 22,260-square-foot glass house in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Located on New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula, this open-concept container home reinterprets the local building tradition of crafting wood.
Photos: Braden Gunem
A 1,517-square-foot cabin in Nederland, Colorado with garage door windows. Nicely done, architecture firm Tomecek Studio.