Published on: Jul 8, 2015
This California-based home has been touted by its architect as ‘the most minimalist house ever designed’.
Named The Glass Pavilion, the idea behind the project came from Los Angeles architect Steve Hermann from Hermann Design.
Built in Montecito, Santa Barbara 2010, the 13,875 square foot home features five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a kitchen, wine room and an art gallery that houses and displays the architect’s elaborate vintage car collection.
Originally, the architect built the house for himself but changed his mind putting the residence on the market for $35,000,000 – cars and furniture not included.
The house took almost six years to complete, with over $1 million being spent on upgrading all the glass to Starphire glass, an incredibly clear glass typically seen in jewellery displays.
While the walls are so clear it can be hard to distinguish whether they’re open or not, you won’t have to worry about anyone looking in as the house is surrounded by nearly four acres of oak groves.
Sotheby’s International Reality’s Suzanne Perkins describes the house as, “crystal clear”.
“The Glass Pavilion is a redefining structure with modernism. It is a benchmark building that sets the bar as to what modernism is and can be.”
Is this the most modern house you’ve ever seen?
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