“Indoor-outdoor architecture” was first described by advertisers and magazines following the end of World War II when developers and realtors first began planning open and spacious suburbs where American domesticity met the tranquility of nature. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic designs and Mies van der Rohe’s glasshouses, indoor-outdoor architecture tested the boundaries between inside and outside while expanding the physical footprint of family homes.
Today, perhaps more than ever, people crave open, light-filled homes with access to extended outdoor living spaces. As a result, critical elements in today’s indoor-outdoor architecture are quality windows and doors. No one knows this better in Las Vegas than Hyrum and Russ Barlow, brothers and co-owners of HyBar Windows and Doors.
Traditionally windows and glass doors functioned as a feature allowing natural light while also protecting and insulating a home. However, today’s massive seamless windows and doors can frame a house, slide, fold, and pivot beautifully while protecting it from nature’s most extreme elements. For Las Vegas, this means UV rays, blazing outdoor temperatures, high winds, and torrential downpours.
HyBar Windows and Doors has been Vegas’ premier company for design, craftsmanship, and top-of-the-line efficiency for more than 35 years. A family-owned business, HyBar is distinguished by its commitment to providing customers with impeccable quality.
“What sets HyBar above others is our adherence to using only the finest materials from leading manufacturers, such as Fleetwood,” said Hyrum.
“We only use Fleetwood products because they have the highest quality control and focus on perfection,” explained Russ. “Fleetwood has been building the highest quality window and door products for over 60 years. Featuring insulated glass and panels up to 20 feet tall, Fleetwood’s luxury style windows and doors offer the finest caliber in innovative design and craftsmanship.”
Nowhere is the need for sweeping window scapes greater than in Las Vegas’ new and ultra-modern residential communities. As a result, clean-line, natural stone homes that harmoniously incorporate the natural elements of the Las Vegas landscape are in high demand. These one and two-story homes blend effortlessly into the environment and evoke nature’s restorative qualities.
“From concept to finish, we work closely with our customers,” said Hyrum. “The Fleetwood products we use, such as the EDGE Collection, elevate a home's entire presence. Opening the doors can double a home’s square footage of living space to incorporate outdoor kitchens, entertaining, and restorative spaces. Closed doors still allow inhabitants to enjoy the desert’s natural light and panoramic views of a home’s landscaping, pool, spa, and entertaining areas. And high-efficiency glass offers protection from Vegas’ UV rays and heat.”
The jaw-dropping windows and doors designed and installed by HyBar offer immediate access to additional living spaces, uncompromising views, and natural sunlight. Acting as large and moving glass portals from the inside to outside one’s home, HyBar doors take indoor-outdoor architecture to new heights.
Some of the most prevalent homes HyBar has worked on are in The Summit and the Ridges in Summerlin, Southern Highlands and Spanish Trails in southwest Las Vegas, and MacDonald Highlands and Anthem in Henderson. These neighborhoods are known for their epic views of the untouched valley’s landscape, so it is no wonder many homeowners turn to Hyrum and Russ.
In Hyrum and Russ’ pursuit to reshape existing homes and create new homes using Fleetwood’s luxury windows and doors, HyBar reshapes the way people live in Las Vegas and the architectural community as a whole.