Collection by Sara Ost

Breathtaking Glass Homes with a View


A wide expanse of glass is a classic hallmark of modern architecture, and with good reason: Walls and windows that blur the boundaries of indoor and outdoor spaces by employing glass create feelings of freedom and lightness, connect us to nature, and capture breathtaking views. To that end, we've pulled together a selection of stunning homes that are defined as much by the views their designs afford as the architectural elements themselves.

In this modern home by Snohetta, an undulating custom-built wood seating system echoes the organic shapes of nature...
The sitting area and office are on the second floor, reached via the catwalk.
The deck off the front is also minimally furnished with elegant lines of beach rock and two Leaf chairs by Arper.
A low slung, plywood-clad box window creates a peaceful nook for meditating on nature. Via ffffound.
Philip Johnson's iconic Glass Housewas a revelation 60 yeas ago—and still wows today.
Two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom frame expansive vistas of the Pacific Ocean.
Little is needed in the way of bedroom ornament or furnishings with a picture window framing a quiet view.