8 clearly cool glass houses
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM
Providing abundant natural daylighting and blurring the boundaries between the interior and exterior worlds, a home boasting a massive glass wall can hold endless architectural appeal to those who don’t mind sacrificing a bit of privacy. Sure, you don’t have to bother stepping outside to enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery that may surround you, but you better pray that your next-door neighbor isn’t nicknamed “Pat the Peeper.”
Glass-walled homes have been around for a while now — midcentury showstoppers such as the late Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., set the bar for glass-heavy private residences — and seem to have only gotten more boldly transparent as time marches forward. We’ve rounded up eight of our favorite glass residences from across the globe.