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July 30, 2013
Those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, the old adage goes. That said, the careful are rewarded with stunning views and a strong connection to the outdoors. Flip through our collection of modern houses which make the most out of the transparent material.
modern living room connecticut

In a Connecticut Cottage, architecture firm Gray Organschi manages to make the roof appear as though it hovers weightlessly. Find out who made the modern furniture outfitting the room here. Photo by Mark Mahaney

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Modern living room with a Canadian hayfield view

Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life. “The house is a piece of origami made out of triangular shapes, which we then draped over the landscape,” says designer Omer Arbel. See his own house in our September Designers at Home issue on newsstands August 6.

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Architect Reinhold Andris has lived in this house in southwestern Germany since 1998. Fifteen years on, the structure remains emblematic of his modernist perspective. “It’s a very open architecture,” he says, noting the near-invisible steel frame and pervasive use of glass. Read more about the modern residence here.

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Living room with vintage Risom furniture and sliding steel door

In the living and dining area of Jens Risom's Rhode Island prefab, vintage furnishings of his own design share space with a few new additions. The view facing north is framed by the wall of glass. Photo by Floto + Warner

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Modern see-through living room with sliding glass doors

“Creating efficient space is valuable, but for us, rooms that offer visual and spatial continuity with nature are also important,” architect Julie Dowling explains. “When the sliding doors are open, the living room and kitchen double in size.” See more of the modern glass house here. Photo by: Matthew Millman

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modern living room connecticut

In a Connecticut Cottage, architecture firm Gray Organschi manages to make the roof appear as though it hovers weightlessly. Find out who made the modern furniture outfitting the room here. Photo by Mark Mahaney

Photo by Mark Mahaney.

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