Glass remained a luxury material for decades. With its transparent features, it has an extensive practical, technological, and decorative usage in things like tableware, and optoelectronics. The earliest known glass objects were beads, vessels, windows and even jewelries.
The use of glass materials becomes widespread over the years. People became more in love with its optical transparency and elegance which even brought glass materials to a more complex and visible structure like houses for example.
Imagine living in a see through house with every part of the interior and furniture can be viewed from the outside! But of course, one could certainly own such a stunning house if he definitely has a desire and most importantly has an overflowing resources to afford such luxury.
Let us tour the web and have a fantastic view of some of the glamorously built glass houses ever.
Glass House by Nico van der Meulen Architects in Johannesburg, South Africa
The shape on the south side is a half circle, forming a horseshoe on the north side.
Approaching the house form the gate the driveway is elevated to allow glimpses thru’ the house to the garden and raised water feature on the other side of the house.
Kay House by Maria Gigney Architects in Battery Point, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Remodeled and extended in 2002, this three story home features four bedrooms, two baths, and an indoor solar heated saltwater lap pool.
Cerdavale Ravine House by Drew Mandel Architects in Toronto
This house in Toronto by Drew Mandel Architects features pale grey stone walls and an overhanging top storey .
Glass House designed by Thomas Roszak
This orbiculate house has a living position, repository, phoebe bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths and an engaged garage. The physical portion of this house including poise, aluminium, Brazilian red, Sculpturer limestone, Wisconsin Lannon journalist, tree, objective pavers and a flower of resin and ball rubble.
Church Point House by Utz-Sanby Architects in Sydney, Australia
This new house is on a steep sloping block, facing due East toward Pittwater. The decision to locate the house at the top of the slope toward the rear of the block was made with the clients, early in the design phase, to ensure that the house took best advantage of the views, privacy and natural vegetation on the site.
Woodside Bay House, New Zealand by Hillery Priest Architecture
The Woodside Bay House it’s anchored to the site with three solid towers while a floating pavilion connects the towers. The interior and exterior boundaries are minimized by the walls of windows which gives the houses a transparency that allows views through from any aspect.
Modern Greja House by Park + Associates Archeticts in Bedock, Singapore
The project revisits the fundamental role of a home – providing an environment that bonds a family. The design aims to heighten the occupants’ sensorial awareness to increase domestic interactions. To that end, the spaces were interpreted as a flow.
Lemperle Glass House Residence Designed by architect Jonathan Segal
Owned by Dr. Stefan Lemperle, this 4,800-square-foot California home sits atop of a 20-foot high oceanfront bluff. Inside is pretty amazing, too. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms that are all filled with sleek, modern furniture.
Glass House by Barbara Corwin in Cornwall-On-Hudson in New York
The home is constructed of special R-16 coated glass & 40′ steel beams. Tennessee marble, French limestone, wide plank quarter sawn white oak floors, Anigre wood (from Ivory Coast) custom cabinetry, stainless steel mantels and railings add to the distinctive
Glass House by Leo D’Aleo in Pasadena, Maryland
It is called the ‘Glass House’ and has walls of windows offering views of the Magothy River, Broad Creek and Sillery Bay. The 9,700-square-foot home sits on 3½ acres and has four bedrooms. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling with recessed lighting.