Here at Remodelista we often joke that sliding barn doors are the crack cocaine of architectural elements: people are addicted to using them indoors and out. Here are several suggestions for exterior use in a range of materials.
Above: A renovated 19th century Michigan barn by architectural firm Northworks sports aluminum crank operated panels that slide open like traditional barn doors revealing 15-feet-tall windows.
Above: A 13-foot-wide zinc sliding door conceals a window on the side of this Renovated Shed in the Sydney suburb of Randwick designed by Richard Peters Associates.
Above: A modern sliding door hides an outdoor shower at the Otama Beach House in New Zealand by David Berridge.
Above: The large sliding doors on Hill Plain House in Metcalf, Victoria designed by Wolveridge Associates keep the searing summer heat at bay while creating a filtered internal light.
Above: Canadian architects Yiacouvakis Hamelin designed this summer retreat, NB20°5 in Canada's maritime province of New Brunswick. The cedar sliding barn doors conceal large garage doors that open up in the summer months.
Above: A Rhode Island home by architects Estes/Twombly with more traditional sliding barn doors.
Above: Interior designer Barbara Colvin's Napa Valley home with two sets of sliding barn doors leading to a courtyard.
Above: Designed by Seattle architects Bosworth Hoedemaker, these plywood clad doors slide apart on extended rails opening up this Hood Canal Boathouse to the outdoors.
Above: Traditional sliding barn doors, spotted in Architectural Digest, in this upstate New York property designed by architect Paul F. Shurtleff and interior designer Thad Hayes
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