Four sets of wide-spanning bi-fold doors were installed at a home on the Mornington Peninsula to create an expansive indoor-outdoor living space.

Located in Dromana, just a block from the Port Phillip Bay foreshore and the popular Safety Beach in Victoria, this spacious home of an entertainer features a generous outdoor area that seamlessly merges with the indoor kitchen, dining and living spaces through Carinya’s wide-spanning bi-fold doors to create a large multiple-use space.

Designed by Nixon Design, the Dromana residence offers a variety of indoor and outdoor relaxation areas ranging from formal dining to outdoor lounging, leaving the residents spoilt for choice.

Three different types of doors from Carinya – Select bi-fold doors, Select hinged doors and Classic sliding doors – have been installed for the three indoor pavilions that provide access to the pool area. Four sets of Select bi-fold doors span the primary opening, which connects the main interior space to the undercover exterior. When open, the bi-fold doors stack effortlessly to one side, their flat sill creating a smooth transition between the areas at floor level, while still providing a robust and effective weather seal when closed.

Key features of Carinya’s Select bi-fold doors include choice of top or bottom rolling systems; consistent 85mm wide face; commercial-grade componentry for durable operation; bottom rolling option removing the need for a structural beam to suit renovation applications; and top rolling system suiting new builds.

Carinya windows were also specified for the Dromana home: the Classic awning 92mm frame and the Classic sliding window frame. The tall awning windows encourage good airflow in the bedrooms and utility areas thanks to their top mounted hinge, which allows them to remain open even in wet weather. Out-of-the-way chain winders at floor level restrict the openings, while keeping the home secure. The Classic sliding windows were used in locations where windows couldn’t ideally be opened outwards, such as adjacent to pathways.

Photography: BWRM