Four Houses That Have Done Glass Right
Whether you’re looking for renovation inspiration or a new airy place to call home, these four listings all incorporate glass beautifully.
Now used for doors, courtyards, skylights, bricks and even walls, glass is no longer a material used solely for square windows. Often featured in modern architecture, glass is one of the best ways to bring natural light into a space. But sometimes even glass can miss the mark – it can be difficult to know how to incorporate this versatile material into a home.
Here are four houses that have done it right.
This modern masterpiece in Emmarentia features several glass ‘walls’ made up of sliding doors or tall windows. Beautiful glass doors opening up on to a bedroom balcony make for gorgeous views and a brilliant use of space, while the tall windows that make up parts of the walls, as well as some smaller, higher windows, let in as much natural light as possible.
A beautifully designed greenhouse and circular glass wrap-around balcony form the centrepiece of this artsy house in Illovo. A perfect mesh of architecture and art, this home incorporates glass in a truly unique way. Letting in light and creating the illusion of a bigger space, the circular courtyard functions as an outdoor area and morphs seamlessly into a second story balcony, effortlessly combining modern design and functionality.
Instead of a courtyard or a greenhouse, this grand home in Alphen Park has a covered indoor pool area at its centre. Complete with a large skylight in place of a roof, the pool area stretches out on to an outdoor entertainment area, providing a brilliant source of light to the rest of the home. Practical, functional and beautifully designed this unusual centrepiece does a great job of bringing the outside in.
Why stick to one window type when you can include them all? This beautiful home in Nahoon Valley Park is light and bright due to the several different window types that are featured all over the house. Functioning as points of interest as well as light sources, the sliding doors, large horizontal windows, porthole windows, square windows and large window walls all work well together, showing that incorporating glass into a home can be as simple as mixing up your window choice.
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