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Nothing beats natural light, and to maximize the amount of it in a home’s core living spaces, designers have developed ways to incorporate walls of floor-to-ceiling windows or doors. The feature not only adds light, but also gives homeowners the opportunity to open their homes to the outdoors. Check out the following applications of window walls below.

Every project was discovered and recognized in previous Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Award programs, from 2016 to 2018. The 2019 edition of the awards is now accepting submissions in categories including custom homes, renovations, modular, and production. Submit your application before May 3 to be considered.

Nic Lehoux

The Bear Stand
2018 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards: Project of the Year
Location: Ontario, Canada
Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Casey Dunn

South 5th Residence
2018 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards: Custom Home, Less Than 5,000 Square Feet, Merit
Location: Austin, Texas
Architect: Alterstudio Architecture

Maxwell MacKenzie

Waterview Condominium
2018 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards: Architectural Interiors, Merit
Location: Arlington, Va.
Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA

A-Frame Studio

Compass House
2017 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards: Custom Home, More Than 5,000 Square Feet, Grand
Location: Mulmur, Ontario, Canada
Architect: Superkül

Matthew Millman

I/O House
2017 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards: Production, Semi-Custom, or Spec, Less Than 3,500 Square Feet, Grand
Location: Palo Alto, Calif.
Architect: LNAI Architecture

Noah Kalina

Half-Tree House
2017 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards: Accessory Building, Grand
Location: Barryville, N.Y.
Architect: Jacobschang Architecture

Laidley Street Residence
2016 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards: Custom Home of the Year
Location: San Francisco
Architect: Michael Hennessey Architecture

Franklin Mountain House by Hazelbaker Rush in El Paso. Photo: Casey Dunn
Casey Dunn Franklin Mountain House, Hazelbaker Rush, El Paso, Texas

Franklin Mountain House
2016 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards: Custom Home, More Than 5,000 Square Feet, Grand
Location: El Paso, Texas
Architect: Hazelbaker Rush

Promised Land by Bates Masi Architects
Bates Masi + Architects Promised Land, Bates Masi + Architects, Amagansett

Promised Land
2016 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards: Custom Home, Less Than 5,000 Square Feet, Grand
Location: Amagansett, N.Y.
Architect: Bates Masi + Architects

Read the complete details of the program, and begin your application here.

This story was originally published in Builder.