Some of the nicest homes you’ll ever see are located along the coastline of California. Los Angeles Construction & Development has been instrumental in building a number of these homes, some of which contain hydraulic and bifold liftstrap designer
doors from Schweiss Doors.
Recent construction was completed on a Beverly Avenue home in Santa Monica, complete with a designer door that covers two stories on a 2,800 square foot home. The door opens up for a view of the Pacific Ocean between closely located trees in the backyard.
The Schweiss bifold designer door is 21-feet, 4-inches high by 13-feet, 2-inches wide and equipped with a manual latch system, top-drive motor, black liftstraps, photo eye sensors and weather protected roof-mounted motors. The door has argon glass windows
on them that are double-glazed with gas between them to make them more energy efficient.
Trees and crammed quarters at the back of the house made getting the bifold door into place quite a task.
“The whole process of getting the door in place was ‘Egyptian style,’” says Nir Alon, managing partner of Los Angeles Construction & Development. “I couldn’t get a crane willing to take the door over the house from
the street. So, we opened the main entry to the house, took the header down, cut the walls and weaved the bifold door through the house in two pieces. We used a bunch of heavy-duty dollies and about 26 guys in one day to wheel it through the house.
Once one-third of the door was sticking out of the house, we got the crane to pick up the door by the frame on the other side of the house so we could mount it in place. The homeowner loves the door.”
Over the years, Los Angeles Construction & Development has made quite a name for itself for the vast amount of quality completed projects. Just this year, a hillside $38 million spec home off the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles designed by Fly Away singer Lenny Kravitz, was completed. It featured a Schweiss designer bifold garage door.
Schweiss hydraulic doors were also installed on the home owned by actor Vin Diesel of “Fast and Furious” fame. Originally, the two doors were designed for a garage, but later used for his workout gym.
“The people at Schweiss Doors were good to work with and provided good service; I’m happy,” Alon says. “They’re very responsible about calling back and helping out. I was on the phone for a few hours talking to different
divisions on the Schweiss team.”