In the middle of mountains or on the ocean shore, a glass house is always spectacular. There is no clear line between inside and outside, and this is exactly why this type of house is the favorite of nature lovers.
Have a look at 7 stunning houses around the globe !
The Stahl House
The Case Study House Program, a landmark American architectural experiment, was announced in 1945 by publisher John Entenza in his magazine Arts and Architecture. The impetus of the program was to build homes which would serve as model environments for post-war living using pre-fabricated and industrial materials developed during World War II. The Case Study Homes were mostly built in Southern California during an optimistic, challenging and creative era in American architecture.
The Stahl House (also known as Case Study House #22) is a modernist-styled house designed by architect Pierre Koenig in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, California. Built in 1959 as part of the Case Study Houses program, the house is considered an iconic representation of modern architecture in Los Angeles during the twentieth century. In 1999, the house was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.In 2007, the American Institute of Architects listed the Stahl House (#140) as one of the top 150 structures on its “America’s Favorite Architecture” list, one of only eleven in Southern California, and the only privately owned home on the list.
The house and has been featured in many films and TV productions. Notably “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” (1998), “Corrina, Corrina” (1994), and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (2011).
In the middle of the woods in Kaunas, Lithuania
The architects at Studija Archispektras designed this house in the woods in 2011. It is situated in Kaunas, Lithuania and it’s a part of the woods, since it appears to have risen in the middle of it. Another defining element is the river running near the house.
The exterior design comes as an emphasis on the fact that this house is a part of the woods. It is simple and clear, with natural elements. Reflective glass was used too, so the impression is that the pine trees in the garden keep growing even inside the house.
The entire residence is stylish and modern and includes a two-leveled main house, a garage for two cars, and a large garden with lawn and stone pavements.
Lake “Cabin” in Wisconsin
Along Lake Superior architect Thomas R. Jones built a cabin for his parents, Ray and Janette Jones, that they could use year-round.
The word cabin, however, hardly does justice to the expansive volumes Jones has designed on the shore of a small lake. “My parents wanted lots of glass,” he explains. “They wanted to experience as much of northern Wisconsin as possible.”
The family has owned the property since 1969, but their connection to the area runs deep. Thomas Jones’s great-grandfather was a keeper at LaPointe lighthouse, now part of the nearby Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The cabin’s form was loosely inspired by the ships that plied the Great Lakes with their loads of iron ore as well as the wood boats at the local marina. “Images of the area came into play—the boats, the big wood barns,” says Jones. Jones, who maintains an architectural practice in Orange County, California, envisioned something “modern, clean and simple.”
Luxurious villa in Oahu, Hawaii
Located on Kailua Beach (Oahu), this $22.8 million oceanfront estate comprises a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath main house and a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath guesthouse. And because Hawaii is all about outdoor living, an entertainment pavilion includes a poolside bar, kitchen, and spa bath. Chic, sophisticated, contemporary, avenue-to-ocean Beachfront Estate on world renowned Kailua Beach. Magical Indo-Modern design. The crown jewel of award winning architect Peter Vincent, FAIA.
The ultimate residential resort incorporates the absolute finest materials from around the globe to create an unparalleled tropical masterpiece. Main Residence of 4 bedrooms /4.5 baths. Guest Residence of 3 bedrooms / 3.5 baths, Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion complete with Poolside Bar, Kitchen & Spa Bathroom, 4 car garage.
American glass pavilion with wooden shutters in Miami
The house, named Brillhart Residence, was designed by husband-and-wife duo Jacob and Melissa Brillhart for themselves to live in. This 1,500 sf house, which draws upon the American glass pavilion typology, Dog Trot, and principles of Florida Modernism, provides a tropical refuge in Downtown Miami. Elevated 5’ off the ground, the house includes 100 feet of uninterrupted glass – 50 feet spanning the length of the front and rear facades, with four sets of sliding glass doors that allow the house to be entirely open when desired. The house includes 800 sf of outdoor living space, with front and back porches and shuttered doors along the front for added privacy and protection against the elements. These details, and the position of the house, which is at the center of a 330-foot long lot, allow the house to meld seamlessly with the site’s dense and lush native landscaping.
Gadgets house in Idaho, USA
Rural Idaho home by Olson Kundig has gadgets and gizmos aplenty.
An entire glass wall swings upward to open this spacious retreat to the landscape of the American West – one of several inventive features incorporated by US firm Olson Kundig. The Bigwood Residence is tucked into a hillside in Sun Valley, a resort town in Idaho. Encompassing 6,500 square feet (604 square metres), the two-storey vacation home offers sweeping views of natural landmarks such as Bald Mountain, Griffin Butte and Adams Gulch. The house is composed of two cantilevering bars made of glass and steel, which project toward the landscape. One bar serves as the main dwelling, while the other contains guest quarters. Olson Kundig – a Seattle-based studio known for its portfolio of rustic, modern dwellings – incorporated a number of clever hardware systems into the building. “This second home is full of surprises, from its humble-to-grand design progression to its myriad custom details,” said the firm.
Snow-white Mediterranean villa in Mallorca
The project you are looking at is called Mallorca Gold. It is modern house built on the cliffs of Calvia in Mallorca, Spain. Even though the house itself is nothing compared to what we used to see here, its modern white interior design is something that knocked me of my feet. Great design idea for modern homes located somewhere near the ocean.
Fresh Mediterranean atmosphere is brought in through the floor to ceiling glass walls and completely defined architecture of interiors. Views of gorgeous blue ocean are offered on the right and green Mediterranean vegetation on the left while minimalist white interior is nestled in between. Open, bright, fresh, warm, there are hundreds of words which could describe this modern home. Even if you don’t live anywhere near the ocean, you still can enjoy in this white interior design.
Cozy and welcoming house in Mexico City
The house was built in the early 80’s and is located west of Mexico City. The remodeling made by Claudia Lopez Duplan was a total renovation of both space and image. In addition to interior and exterior renovation, major changes were also made in all the facilities, especially for the unification of the public areas. Incredible interior design developed through levels, modern furniture, stunning bathroom and some incredible details in this home will seriously impress every interior design lover. Take a look!