Clopay® Custom Garage Doors Selected for Santa Barbara Design House and Gardens Showcase

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The philanthropic showcase home benefit project developed by actor Dennis Franz of “NYPD Blue” fame, and his wife, Joanie, in conjunction with the Jr. League of Santa Barbara, is open for tours until October 7, 2012.


Clopay Reserve Collection custom wood carriage house garage doors

The custom built carriage house garage doors look like old-fashioned swing-out doors, but function like modern roll-up doors.

Residential garage door manufacturer Clopay has teamed up with LiftMaster® to provide Clopay Reserve® Collection and operators for The Santa Barbara Design House and Gardens, a philanthropic showcase home benefit project developed by actor Dennis Franz of “NYPD Blue” television series fame, and his wife, Joanie.

The home will be open to the public for tours now through October 7, 2012. Proceeds will support the improvement of youth literacy in Santa Barbara.

The “Hamptons” style house is nestled on 1.62 acres of prime gold coast land anchored by majestic California Coastal Oak trees, some over 250 years old. The roughly 6,000 square foot, 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath shingle style estate, designed by architect Peter Becker and built by Phillip Pennestri of Pennco Properties, features a private tree-lined drive, pavilion, an outdoor gourmet kitchen, outdoor wood- burning fireplace, loggia, swimming pool, authentic bocce ball court, detached two-car garage and an exquisite two-bedroom cabana.

Joanie Franz has paired some of California’s most prominent designers and trade resources to create the perfect marriage of East Coast style and West Coast living. The Santa Barbara Design House and Gardens will feature the work of: Ryan Brown, Linda Chase, Jaime Dietenhofer, LuLu DK & Carla Lane, Mary McDonald, David Phoenix, Ann Sutherland, Katerina Tana, Caroline and Steve Thompson, Mark Weaver, Steven Weinstock and Michelle Workman.

The national media sponsor, Traditional Home, along with the regional media sponsor, California Homes, have partnered with the Franzes and the Jr. League to undertake this project with additional exciting exposure on season two of the BRAVO! network's “Million Dollar Decorators” and an HGTV Special.

The most popular look in garage doors right now is the carriage-house style door. The doors look like old-fashioned swing-out doors but they function with the convenience of a modern overhead opener that can be controlled by a smartphone. Consolidated Overhead Door managed the installation process.

Clopay’s Reserve Collection wood carriage house style doors are handcrafted in Western Red Cedar and custom stained to adorn the home’s two car garage. Cedar withstands the natural elements making it an ideal wood species for a garage door in any climate. The simplicity of the vertical grooved panel design perfectly complements the home’s Shingle-style details, cross gabled roof and East Coast spirit.

Clopay's factory-finishing option eliminates many of the concerns homeowners have about maintaining a custom wood door.

In addition to the Santa Barbara Design House and Gardens, Clopay wood carriage house doors have been featured on comedian Jay Leno's home for an episode of the DIY Network's "Garage Mahal" as well as on several magazine showcase homes sponsored by Traditional Home magazine and Midwest Living.

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With three manufacturing facilities and 49 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, Clopay Building Products is North America’s leading manufacturer of residential garage doors and a preferred supplier of commercial overhead sectional and rolling steel doors.

Bringing nearly 50 years of experience and innovation to the building products industry, the company maintains a strong family of brands including Clopay®, Holmes Garage Door Company® and IDEAL Door®. Since 1996, Clopay is the only residential garage door brand to earn the Good Housekeeping Seal.

In 2010, the company launched fiberglass and steel entry door lines to complement its popular residential garage door styles. Today, Clopay is the only manufacturer in the industry to offer homeowners the option to coordinate the appearance of the two most important entrances to their home: the front door and the garage.

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