A woman with brown hair sits barefoot on the front deck of 30th Street by Blue Truck Studio reading the paper. A large pivot door is open behind her, revealing the entry area of the house. She has a mug next to her. Boogie boards lay against a wall behind and to the side of her.

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A pivot door is one of the home’s unique features. "It’s meant to be more seamless as far as coming in and out. There’s drama in the way it hinges and in the scale of the door," says architect Peter Liang.