Frosted glass permits natural light into these homes, while shielding residents from nosy neighbors.
Lloyd-Butler’s second-floor office in the old house, which connects to the addition via the frosted-glass bridge.
A natural daylight shines down the partition, imparting an ethereal glow.
Dimster pierced the roof with a glass box topping the new central stair. To the right of the entrance is the transparent buffer between the facade and the kitchen, where an old courtyard once stood. “We wanted to keep the idea of the courtyard,” says Dimster. “The frosted panels are a distinct feature of the facade.”
For a multi-unit condo development in Manhattan by Keppler Architecture, Raydoor installed a combination of Sliding Stacking Parallel (SSPA) and Sliding Stacking Parallel/Pivot (SSPA/PV) doors with frames in Rift White Oak and Opal Frosted glass.
The master bathroom, with its frosted glass walls and chair (rescued from the trash pile and rehabbed), is large and elegant enough to serve as a gathering place for parties.
The frosted glass of the bridge offers a transparent stripe and a view of the ocean.
Clear glass panes set strategically into the otherwise translucent curtain wall expose the mezzanine to fresh air and rear views at this renovated town house in Harlem.
In San Francisco, a frosted-glass bridge unites a 1950s beach house with a new addition, which is sheathed in Cor-ten steel panels.
Sleek frosted glass sliding doors partition off the back sleeping loft for privacy without impeding light at this weekend house in Indiana. They also lend the space an ethereal demeanor, which is echoed in the translucent curtains made of parachute fabric from ParaGear.
In the kitchen of this Chicago renovation, appliances are cleverly concealed behind a aluminum-and-frosted-glass wardrobes from Ikea.
A frosted-glass partition separates the living spaces.
The galley kitchen, in classic white, is the one splurge within the interior: it was custom made by Bulthaup from their B1 series. A narrow window, with a frosted bottom panel, balances views and privacy.
Storage beneath the bed obviates the need for a dresser and allows for a narrow pass between bed frame and sliding partition.
“The central vision was threefold: interiors that would bring the family joy, support their daily activities, and provide specific areas of refuge for each member and as a family,” says Chenault, who integrated a Hansgrohe Axor rain shower in the master bath, which has frosted glass.