151 Windows Wood Design Photos And Ideas

Modern windows have the vital task of connecting your home with the outside world. Bringing in air and light, they provide opportunities for contemplation when arranged above a dining nook, or a portal to the natural world when overlooking an oceanside scene. Framed with wood, metal, or vinyl, these inspiring window designs range from skylights to picture windows.

Now, at the top of the stairs, the owners are met with a beautiful view to the mountains.
A built-in corner desk complements the new window seat.
The fireplace and hearth are clad in soapstone, which the team liked for the contrast and movement in the veining. The new window above the sliding door provides "a view of the sky and then just a flood of daylight coming in," says Fowler.
Inspired by a homesteading commune he documented in Western North Carolina, photographer Mike Belleme built the Nook, a minimalist retreat in the woods that draws from both Japanese and Scandinavian design. He foraged much of the wood for the 400-square-foot cabin. "Every kind of wood has a certain mood and personality," he says. The exterior features an entranceway of oak blackened in the traditional Japanese method known as shou sugi ban.
The “practically maintenance-free” window frames are built of untreated heartwood.
This strategically placed window with an operable opening frames views of the landscape.
The walls of Casa Ter are made from local clay. The texture of the facade mimics the patina of the time-worn walls of the nearby town.
A built-in couch provides an additional perch to enjoy the surroundings.
The interior also features numerous local touches, including a pair of oak Krysset chairs in natural leather by the Norwegian furniture company Eikund.
Inside, wraparound windows provide panoramic views of the fjord and mountains.
The vestibule is the entry point, and it also separates the sleeping area of the house from the communal areas.
“It’s the essence of midcentury design to take an economical approach to making something like the open-truss ceiling striking and beautiful,” says designer Brett Halsey.
"The capsule window also reflects in its shape brutalist tendencies [seen in the new facade], but the stained oak timber of its frame reveals a softer approach of the design," explain the architects.
Minimizing both financial and economic waste, the SHED is a flexible dwelling that takes only one day to build or deconstruct. After it is deconstructed, it can be rebuilt in other buildings, filling derelict structures that would remain otherwise vacant. Composed of OSB, lamb’s wool insulation, and recycled polyester, the design is affordable and sustainable.
“There’s a point, about a third of the way up the staircase, where because of the unique shape of the staircase and the placement of the windows, it just directs you to look up,” says Craig. “I realized after living in the house for about six months that I really took notice of the sky and the seasons. That’s been an unintended special moment that wasn’t designed, but is a culmination of a lot of the design work that we put in.”
“The transparency plays with the idea of impermanence, as the cabin reflects the shadows of the forest and their movements during the day on its skin,” explains architect Guillermo Acuña.
The 1,720-square-foot house requires no mechanical heating or cooling. Passive ventilation techniques, like the slatted doors in the bedroom, take advantage of the town’s famous winds to keep the house cool.
David opens a window in the upstairs bathroom that looks down on the atrium.
“Earth is the building material, but this is also the material that all building materials return to,” says architect Tono Mirai. “Earth is the material that connects everybody on the globe.” Small windows in the earthen walls deliberately frame the surrounding landscape.
One corner of the ground floor is reserved for a “hot house,” which is glazed from floor to ceiling with windows and doors. The space is light-filled and airy, with a tall ceiling and woven rugs.
The stained glass windows "bring that little bit of sprinkling of color into the space, and then everything else is just super high-contrast white," says Rausch.
The concrete bench meets the wood of the built-in media cabinet. The floors are also concrete, poured to match the existing floors in the kitchen.
The motif continues in a window between the bedroom and bathroom.
A large interior window allows light to reach the main living spaces.
A new window allows items to be passed from the kitchen to the outdoors, for easier entertaining.
The new dormer acts as a skylight for the living room, and also brings light to the upper level, thanks to a cut-out in the hallway.
The upper loft is an open-air platform sheltered under the roof, and offers "a peaceful vantage point
The master bedroom features an antique Norwegian bed rebuilt by Strønes Snekkerversksted.
While once not much of a looker, the redone property now boasts a sauna, among other luxurious amenities.
With a team of two people, the main frame took two days to erect, and the external linings and cladding took four days to install. The internal linings, underfloor heating, flooring, and furniture took a further four days’ work, for a total of 20 person days. The only specialists required were the spray insulation contractor and an electrician.
The open-air sides provide an opportunity for connection between those inside the structure and those passing by it.
Large expanses of glass lead to the deck and panoramic desert views.
Rustic stairs lead to a pair of dormitory-style bedrooms with west-facing windows.
The main level houses the kitchen, dining, and living spaces, tied together by a continuous wooden wainscot whose series of half-round profiles echoes the design of the conduit screen outside.
This cozy perch is begging you to sit down with a good book.
The interior design includes dedicated spaces for the family's creative pursuits, such as music, art, and cooking.
Rectangular cutouts add a whimsical touch to the playhouse.
The master bedroom and a lofted child’s room are situated on opposite ends of the home, linked together by a catwalk that overlooks the main lower living areas.
Ten-foot windows frame views of a Zen garden built along the exterior in front of the home.
The lower level is lined with walls of glass, including clerestory windows that distribute light throughout the residence.
Windows frame spectacular views of the landscape.
Derek Gray of Bay West Builders made the entry bench from wood earmarked for an unbuilt breakfast bar. Radiant-heated concrete floors offer a polished counterpoint to the board-formed walls outside.
Windows are deeply recessed into the home's original masonry walls, which are thick and solid. Martins | Afonso Atelier de Design opted to clad the frames of the windows with wood and create sitting nooks that take advantage of this depth.
The view of the church from the upstairs dormer.
Historic centres usually have a clear, harmonious melody, but oftentimes the soundscapes of the outer layers of a city are disrupted, lacking a conductor able to integrate architectonic interventions throughout space and time.
The gable roofs of the house are expressed on the second floor, where the lofted ceilings are covered with birch plywood.
“One of the great things about the Marvin lift-and-slide doors is how they disappear into the pockets,” notes Meelena. “It’s not a typical solution, and it offers exactly what we hoped to achieve with this home. We wanted to foster an intimate connection with the outdoors.”
“There have been so many cool things we’ve done in this home that we’ve been wanting to do with our clients for a long time, but it’s difficult to sell an idea to someone when you haven’t done it before yourself,” explains Joel. “Take for instance the living platform. If you describe the notion of a living platform to a client, they might think you’re a bit off your rocker, but when they see it and they see the kids playing on it and how it interacts between indoor and out, it instantly opens up new possibilities.”