Main: Windows and Doors

Picture1Front Door System:  Leaded glass and cherry wood, made in 2001 by The Feather River Door Company while they were still making custom door systems in their shops in Duran, California.

 Exterior Doors and Windows:  Except for those listed below, the exterior doors and windows are made by Loewen, a company located in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada.  Loewen makes some of the finest windows and doors in the world.  They are made from natural, clear Douglas Fir with extruded aluminum cladding.  A casement window style was used extensively throughout the house because they shut tightly, providing a firm, lasting seal and one of the highest thermal performance ratings of any window style. 

Interior Doors:  Interior passage and closet doors are all made from vertical grain fir and fitted with quality Schlage locksets and handles.  Some interior doors have beveled glass inserts.

IMG_5557Velux Skylights:  All skylights and roof windows used in the house are very high quality Velux brand.  The skylight in the master shower operates from an electric control panel in the master closet.  It has rain sensors, which will activate closure if it has been left open and it begins to rain.    The skylight in the master suite screened porch is stationary.

The “hidden room” has three Velux roof windows within easy reach, and are manually operated.  The roof windows have a built-in shade and screen, and can be left open for ventilation or used for emergency egress.


Semicircular window in hidden room (guest suite, third floor):  This is a custom made aluminum frame, double pane window that matches the same windows in the guest house / shop.

The two side doors in the garage, one of which has glass, are high quality paint grade doors with deadbolt lock sets.  One of the roll-up garage doors is oversized to accomodate parking of a vehicle larger than a normal car.

Fire resistant doors that are not vertical grain Douglas fir are located in the following places:

  • exterior door in storage space under the screen porch
  •  entrance to attic from master bedroom private porch
  • entrance to vault room on first floor
  • entrance to equipment and mechanical rooms on first floor; exterior door in mechanical room