The Seattle-based design firm 'Olson Kundig' recently built a stunning lakeside home with a hand-cranked window wall. For some homeowners, looking out on a beautiful view is simply not enough. This window actually rolls up to create a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
'Chicken Point Cabin' is an industrial-style getaway located on the edge of a lake in Northern Idaho. The home is rectangular in shape and features a large 20' x 30' window at the front of the home. Unlike a regular window, this hand-cranked window wall can be raised to open the home up to the outdoors. The unique design helps to extend the home's main living area out onto the lakeside patio.
The home demonstrates one of the unique ways that designers can combine indoor and outdoor living.