They say people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones — an adage that’s especially true for the lucky owners of these striking, see-through abodes.
A cozy cottage in a majestic Californian forest.
A luxury Ewok retreat?
Photos: José María Sáez
The home has retractable curtain walls if you’re concerned about privacy.
A small, one-bedroom cabin that’s mostly bed and all glass.
Photo: Santambrogio Milano
With glass furniture, glass floors, glass ceilings and glass walls, Italian designer Santambrogio Milano’s Glass House is aptly named.
You know who else would find this well-lit glass cabin attractive? A moth.
Photos: Fougeron Architecture
Perched on a cliff in Big Sur, California, Fougeron Architecture’s Fall House is all views.
This sprawling 22,260-square-foot house in Johannesburg, South Africa was designed by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects.
Photo: Dymitr Malcew
Singapore-based architect Dymitr Malcew built this two-bedroom floating home on top of a buoyant platform.
Known by locals as “the Teletubby House,” this glass dwelling is built into a hillside on St. Brides Bay in Wales. Want more underground homes? Dig this.
Built in 1949, Connecticut’s famous Johnson house was designed and lived in by influential American architect Philip Johnson.
Photo: Jay Hargrave Architecture
The design team at Jay Hargrave Architecture constructed this glass ranch house on a Texas prairie using local materials.
Photo: Half Cut Tea
A young artist couple quit their job and built this home out of repurposed windows in the mountains of West Virginia. The entire project cost only $500.
Located in Pavilniai Regional Park, near Vilnius in Lithuania, this 3,519-square-foot home was actually built around an old yellow brick lodge that can be seen right through the glass walls.
Photos: 1st Option
From our roundup of 12 homes that used to be other things, this 99-foot tall London dwelling was once a water tower.
Can’t get enough glass design? Here’s 10 glass-bottom rooms worth raising a glass to.