The Glass House

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | Category: Design Inspiration, Home Exteriors, Uncategorized

Ever seen this movie?  Yes, it’s kind of creepy but the house is truly stunning.  When I came across this home in Chicago in a recent issue of Architectural Digest that very much resembled “The Glass House,” I couldn’t help but be blown away by it’s breathtaking beauty.  A waterfront plot of land in Chicago is the most coveted real estate in the area, so it would be a virtual crime to not take full advantage of the lake views.

Architecture firm Peter Gluck and Partners created this modernist masterpiece, dubbed “The Cascade House,” as it is literally tiers of glass boxes that cascade towards the water.  Although the family originally commissioned the architect to design a townhouse in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, they soon realized they would need more space to accomodate their growing family.  Even though the home is family friendly, its sophistication and elegance is undeniable. With a pool, half basketball court and expansive outdoor space, the Cascade House is a kid’s paradise.  While the North Shore is full of glorious, historic estates, this home bucks tradition yet truly honors the most splendid of all design elements: Lake Michigan.

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8 Comments to 'The Glass House'

Jessie@www.mixandchic.com 20 Apr 11 at 9:01 pm

This house is truly gorgeous, particularly the kitchen, bathroom and the swimming pool.

{eclat} event design 21 Apr 11 at 12:22 am

Stunning!!! Love the kitchen!!!

Laura xoxo

Julia-Chicago 21 Apr 11 at 8:19 pm

Sigh…..so beautiful. The first image almost takes my breath away…….

Stephanie 25 Apr 11 at 10:17 pm

Wow, I had no idea this was right here in Chicago! Such a stunning work of art!

toronto painters 10 May 11 at 3:53 am

I like this nice looking. You’re think so good. That’s amazing home decoration I am very-very attract this beautiful collection. I love this nice and lovely Glass House.

KpAustinWeird 12 Aug 11 at 6:39 pm

All of the images are amazing but that first one really shows how that house is a true work of art.

Malta Weddings 20 Jun 12 at 3:05 am

This house is truely amazing…love the bathroom

ann pauley 04 Jul 13 at 1:22 pm

although it is a genius design, don’t think i could feel
comfortable in its setting….

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