NYC brownstone whose second floor wall rolls up like a garage-door


Architect Bill Peterson renovated this 14th Street townhouse so that the living room wall rolled up like a garage, leaving it open to the street, with an "air curtain" to keep the heat in: "The hardware on the moving wall is custom, and McLaren Engineering Group, the firm Peterson eventually hired, also works for Cirque du Soleil. 'These guys were like magicians,' he says." The Wall Vanishes (via Cribcandy)

(Image: Stan Wan/New York)