Modern Commercial Doors – 33 W Ontario Street Chicago Townhomes
Glenview Haus recently renovated the entryways of an unusual collection of luxury townhouses at Ontario and State that really put their front doors to the test. Creating custom modern commercial doors for these units required both a designer’s eye and an engineer’s mind. The entries to these modern townhouses sit on the pool deck of a high-rise, 14 stories above street level. This lofty location and lack of entryway overhangs mean that the front doors endure heavy exposure to the elements. As a result, these wood front doors get more than their fair share of rain, snow, and especially wind.
Braving the Elements: When Solid Wood Front Doors Can’t Last
Not long after construction in 2003, the townhouses’ original solid wood front doors began showing serious signs of wear. Some residents began to replace their entry doors, and soon the six townhouses each had six different front doors. Even the newly-installed doors offered little insulation and soon began wearing, warping, and splitting. As beautiful as these modern luxury townhouses were, the mismatched, deteriorating front doors did them no favors. The homeowners’ association finally decided in 2017 to commission matching front doors consistent with the modern look of the townhouses. The real challenge? Finding design-driven custom modern commercial doors that could withstand the weather conditions for years to come.
Custom Modern Commercial Doors for Lasting Design
Glenview Haus came to the rescue with a beautiful modern custom door design, advanced European construction methods, and white glove service from measurement to installation. The new custom front doors each feature a flush mahogany panel with linear stainless steel inlays. The design now matches the building’s overall style and the other metal elements in the surrounding entry. In addition, Glenview Haus built the doors using a modern European engineering technique, ensuring they will look good for years. Solid wood stiles and rails surround a polycarbonate core, encased by a real wood veneer. As a result, the doors look exactly like solid wood doors but with greater stability, superior insulation, and enhanced resistance to extreme weather conditions.