Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, Metal Roof Material, Flat RoofLine, and Glass Siding Material Two trunk-like columns support an aluminum-and-zinc-clad home in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains designed by architect Craig Steely. With an intention to disrupt as few oak trees on the dense site as possible, Steely built the glass-walled house to nestle against the steep hillside. Visitors access the entrance from above, descending to the living spaces via a native grass-covered roof.  Photo 2 of 10 in The Conversation Pit Makes a Much-Appreciated Comeback at an Ultramodern Home in Cupertino from 50 Jaw-Dropping Glass Houses That Shatter Expectations

The Conversation Pit Makes a Much-Appreciated Comeback at an Ultramodern Home in Cupertino

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Two trunk-like columns support an aluminum-and-zinc-clad home in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains designed by architect Craig Steely. With an intention to disrupt as few oak trees on the dense site as possible, Steely built the glass-walled house to nestle against the steep hillside. Visitors access the entrance from above, descending to the living spaces via a native grass-covered roof.