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      08-21-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Known for his modern designs, Los Angeles- based architect Steve Hermann finished his latest project in Montecito, Calif., about four months ago.

Mr. Hermann considers the home, called the Glass Pavilion, his “opus.”

When he builds in the Hollywood Hills or Beverly Hills, Mr. Herman says he is usually restricted to a small lot.

This lot measures about three-and-a-half acres and gave him the space he needed to create a home featuring walls of glass....

See more photos and read more about it here : http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...650321600.html





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      08-21-2010, 09:53 PM   #2
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Cleaning windows in this house must be a pain.
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      08-21-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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Cleaning windows in this house must be a pain.
I am sure if you can afford a house like this, you can afford a maid.

Anyways, a BEAUTIFUL design indeed, i surely hope he does have a gated community + not so peaky neighbors, because he is basically putting all of his buisness out there.

Edit: Basically there are no neighbors lol ..........except squirrels maybe
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Balling, but I would have the windows tinted at least.
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I am sure if you can afford a house like this, you can afford a maid.

Anyways, a BEAUTIFUL design indeed, i surely hope he does have a gated community + not so peaky neighbors, because he is basically putting all of his buisness out there.

Edit: Basically there are no neighbors lol ..........except squirrels maybe
This is where it gets muddy. A lot of Americans overspend, even those are are affluent already. This stems from the mentality of outdoing the Jones's next door.

I can appreciate the artistic concept, but call me old school...I prefer a home to look like a home.
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I can appreciate the artistic concept, but call me old school...I prefer a home to look like a home.
the house does look amazing but i wouldn't feel very comfortable living in it.
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I'd love it. On 3.5 acres you'd already have a lot of privacy. I'd get electrochromatic glass or integrated blinds that lower from the ceiling for added privacy.

It's a beautiful home.
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If it's on a hill or surrounded by lots of trees or shrubs tall and thick enough to block view then it's worth it.
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I'd buy it it if it came with that glass that can tint itself on demand (i think they have it on the new boeing 787) (it goes completely opaque)
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I'd love it. On 3.5 acres you'd already have a lot of privacy. I'd get electrochromatic glass or integrated blinds that lower from the ceiling for added privacy.

It's a beautiful home.
Does this allow you to either fog the glass up or make it dark with a touch of a button? That's the only way I'd get something like this.

Seems like someone could bust into your place pretty fucking easily though.

Also, wouldn't any of you guys get scared at night time? What if you see a pair of eyes glowing at you when you're about to get into bed? I'd be shitting bricks. Also, it doesn't seem very defensible from a zombie attack...

Here are a few pics of some place I saw on the net, I really like the style:
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What if you see a pair of eyes glowing at you when you're about to get into bed? I'd be shitting bricks. Also, it doesn't seem very defensible from a zombie attack...
Forget getting into bed. I'd be worried about someone catching me while I fab in front of the computer. Wait actually no I wouldn't, it would just add to the excitement.

Seriously though, I'd feel like the boy in the bubble. This is why I can't study at the local Barnes & Noble...see through glass, haha.
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Does this allow you to either fog the glass up or make it dark with a touch of a button? That's the only way I'd get something like this.
Yes. A small electrical charge is run through the glass which causes it to become opaque.

The property is in Montecito, which is a really safe and wealthy area. Not much crime to speak of.
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How 'bout kidney stones?
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i saw this on yahoo news. very nice indeed.
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the house does look amazing but i wouldn't feel very comfortable living in it.
+1 a lot of houses like that one tend to have some comfort issues. from the case studies we did in class i learned some of those houses are not habitable for the entire year. there are some successful ones but im not sure about this one. i just saw one photo (5/12) with the sun hitting the inside of the house. his tv is under direct sunlight. good for warming the house during winter but can be really bad during hot summer days.
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+1 a lot of houses like that one tend to have some comfort issues. from the case studies we did in class i learned some of those houses are not habitable for the entire year. there are some successful ones but im not sure about this one. i just saw one photo (5/12) with the sun hitting the inside of the house. his tv is under direct sunlight. good for warming the house during winter but can be really bad during hot summer days.
Like others have said in the thread, I'm pretty sure the dude would have electrochromatic windows so he could make all the glass opaque.

Pretty damn effective...I wonder if they have one where the opaqueness can be black?

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Honestly I think its ugly as shit..and id never be comfortable in it, not just talking about the privacy either.

Flat plain floors, boring colors, no cozy areas at all in the house, fuckin "living room" looks like a mansion in itself, I would never feel good or comfy about being in that hellish looking plaster-ish bathroom..

Really I cant find one really nice thing about the place, im sure it cost oodles of money n all that bullshit, but really, if I was gonna spend that much money on a house. Itd be a REALLY well laid out and comfy smaller house with a sweet basement, a nicely colored kitchen, smaller bathroom, just all around cozier comfier everything, and ffs more than 1 floor...

I feel better in less space anyhows, would never be a fan of large places unless I had loads of stuff or people to fill it with.

Finally, if again I had that much money, id build my dream house up on a tall hill or the middle of a valley overlooking countryside or the coast, def something with a breathtaking view and loads of privacy.

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      08-23-2010, 03:46 AM   #22
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I dunno.


I've seen houses with glass walls that looked sick!

This is a Bader home that was for sale in West Hollywood about 2 years ago.

It had a lot of glass walls and seemed really cozy.






















































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