Many older homes just weren’t designed with balconies in mind, but Danish window company Velux aims to solve that issue with “Cabrio”. It’s basically a two-section dormer, each serving a different purpose – the top opens for ventilation, while the bottom is an integrated banister that moves outward, creating a space to stand, like a real balcony. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
“There are many design options with the Cabrio. It comes in a variety of wood and metal finishes to match your decor scheme. In addition to looking great, the window can even aid in safety by being used as a fire exit. There is some limitations to the architectural feature, however – you must have a roof pitch between 35° – 53°. But, if it can be installed, it’s an easy, innovate way to open up your home,” according to My Modern Met.