The other day we threw a question to our Facebook friends – Could you live in a glass house (or do ya throw a lot of stones)? I suppose for me it would depend on the setting. I’d want my glass house to to connect with beautiful views as it blurred the lines between inside and out, but I would not want to live in a fishbowl! Here are some gorgeous glass houses to look at while you ponder this question.
The glass standard is Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. I’m so excited that it is now possible to visit – for more information on planning a visit, go to philipjohnsonglasshouse.org.
We spied this amazing house over on Rapson Architects. I’m not sure which I’m more taken with, the house or this amazing photograph with the Rapson chair silhouette drawing the eye at the edge of the deck.
This gorgeous home in Japan caught my eye over on Archlovers.com. It’s called The Optical Glass House and it’s in downtown Hiroshima, Japan. If you do an Google image search of the architect, Hiroshi Nakamura, prepare for your mind to be blown.
This home by Ohlhausen DuBois Architects in Santa Fe fights the harsh sunlight via clever overhangs.
No idea what the story is, but I’m loving this rendering of the Ice Cube house by Santambrogiomilano.
The view from inside: This home by Thomas Phifer and Partners is on Fisher’s Island, New York.
So what do you say to glass houses, yea or nay? Let us know in the comments section!
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!