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Pivot Left, Pivot Right

Given how popular they are now, it’s hard to believe that the first time I ever saw a pivot door was circa 2007, when a pizzeria opened up around the corner from our then-apartment. You walked up and there was this huge 20 foot door, and it wasn’t immediately clear how you opened it. But by gently pulling on a discreet handle, the entire thing pivoted inward, gliding easily along and making the whole arrival into the restaurant feel super chic and modern. Yes, a pizzeria entryway managed to feel chic and modern.

I’ve seen pivot doors popping up on Pinterest a lot lately, and I have to say, it’s a door trend that I’m totally into. I especially like the idea of a big, floor to ceiling glass pivot door that leads out to a patio or pool area. You could pop that sucker open and really live and indoor/outdoor life!

Here, I rounded up a few of my favorites. With their clean lines and glass, pivot doors are decidedly modern, so if you’re into that sort of thing, get ready to drool!

{Amitzi Architects via Houzz}

{Burdge and Associates via Houzz}

{Jensen Architects via Houzz}

{Allen Bianchi via Houzz}

{Charlie Barnett Associates via Houzz}

{Feldman Architecture via Houzz}

{Feldman Architecture via Houzz}

{Toby Scott}

{Top Image Credit: Allen Bianchi, via Houzz}

16 responses to “Pivot Left, Pivot Right”

  1. Tiffany, on November 15, 2012 at 5:34 am said:

    I’m loving this pivot door! I’ve never seen one in real life, but I would love too!

  2. Christina Storm, on November 15, 2012 at 5:44 am said:

    Really cool!

    The Style Storm

    xo, Christina

  3. Alyssa, on November 15, 2012 at 6:54 am said:

    I’ve never really thought of this as an element in my future dream home, but these pictures have certainly convinced me. So cool!

    The Glossy Life

  4. Tobe | Because It's Awesome, on November 15, 2012 at 7:21 am said:

    holy heaven, batman. take me to that last image immeds!

  5. rita, on November 15, 2012 at 7:30 am said:

    um, yes please. i would move into # 2 & #7 immediately, without even seeing the rest of the house!

  6. Lisa // Elembee, on November 15, 2012 at 7:49 am said:

    I. Love. Especially that last one.

  7. Kenze Lee, on November 15, 2012 at 8:23 am said:

    I’m loving this trend as well, though it seems much more practical for a warmer climate than Boston, who knows?!

    xo, Kenzie


  8. Erin | Holtwood Hipster, on November 15, 2012 at 8:33 am said:

    Delicious doors and I too am a fan! They always stop me in my tracks, especially framed in warm wood.

  9. jen ramos, on November 15, 2012 at 9:24 am said:

    That last photo of the door is incredible… love it

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  10. Dana McDowell, on November 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm said:

    Yes to the last!!! I’d take it, but I’d hate to clean it hehe

  11. janel, on November 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm said:

    i love it when juxtaposed with the lush nature! dream door!

  12. Anna, on November 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm said:

    OMG! I found a dream entry. I’ve seen these inside a few offices but never in front of a house.

  13. Kathy @ Beauty Palette, on November 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm said:

    I need this right now.

  14. lexi, on November 15, 2012 at 8:31 pm said:

    I absolutely love this … though I have this funny feeling that I’d probably wind up hitting my face with the door.

  15. Giovanna, on November 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm said:

    The 3rd one is my fave! Simply stunning! Loving this door trend!


  16. Ann / Things That Can Fly, on November 26, 2012 at 7:47 am said:

    Love these. All that glass! All that light! Wonderful


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