Design snapshot: Sliding shutter doors

These unique, oversize, sliding doors are double-duty assets. From the inside, they provide filtered privacy when closed. From the outside, they add textural interest whether open or closed. The alternating slat dimensions help reduce their scale, and the clear finish draws attention to them as accent features. The sliding track is cleverly concealed by a shallow rooflet, which, with the help of full-width stairs, suggests a porchlet. I’m a fan of oversize, barn-type sliders and featured them in the Manchester Garage/Garden Room and wrote about them for Fine Homebuilding. Consider such sliders for breezeways and three-season rooms too.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast