Front Doors of Exclusive Chicago Townhouses Rescued by Glenview Haus' New European Construction Method

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Chicago's extreme weather conditions take a toll on the solid wood entry doors, but a new European engineering method offered through Glenview Haus will prevent wear and damage to wood doors in the future.

Custom Modern Commercial Doors, Chicago

Custom Modern Commercial Doors, Chicago

The Euro Doors look exactly like solid wood doors but with greater stability, superior insulation, and enhanced resistance to extreme weather conditions.

Glenview Haus recently completed entryway renovations for an uncommon collection of luxury townhouses near Ontario and State. The entries to these gorgeously-appointed, luxury modern townhouses sit on the pool deck of a high-rise building, perched almost 15 stories above street level. The townhomes’ lofty location and lack of overhang above the entries mean that the front doors are heavily exposed to the elements.

Not long after construction in 2003, the units’ original solid wood front doors began to show serious signs of wear. Some residents began to replace their entry doors, and soon the six townhomes 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 decided to commission matching front doors consistent with the modern look of the townhomes. The real challenge? Finding design-driven modern front doors that could withstand the weather conditions for years to come. Luckily, Glenview Haus came to the rescue with a stellar modern front door design made with advanced European construction methods that stand up to harsh and fluctuating weather conditions.

“The property management company approached us because of our reputation, but also because we are a one-stop shop and make it easy for people,” says Glenview Haus owner Greg Wozniak. “Rather than hire somebody to design the door, somebody else to make it, and another person to install it, we do everything. If there are any issues, the homeowner’s association knows that we will come back and fix the problem immediately.”

The townhouses’ new doors each feature a flush mahogany panel with linear stainless steel inlays that match the building’s overall style and the other metal elements in the surrounding entry. The doors were built using the modern European engineering technique, which features solid wood stiles and rails surrounding a polycarbonate core, encased by a real wood veneer. The Euro Doors look exactly like solid wood doors but with greater stability, superior insulation, and enhanced resistance to extreme weather conditions.

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Located in the heart of Chicago’s historic River North design district, Glenview Haus is the premier destination for custom interior and exterior doors, wine cellars, and cabinetry. From design, field measurements, and technical drawings to production, pre-finishing, and white glove installation, the experts at Glenview Haus are equipped to handle everything and ready to collaborate. With a range of styles from traditional to modern and a wide range of customization options available, the only limit is imagination. For more information, visit

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