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See-Through Glass House Designed by Carlo Santambrogio & Ennio Arosio

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I’m excited to show an ingenious glass house designed by Italian architect Carlo Santambrogio and designer Ennio Arosiso that is a concept house with transparent stairways, walls, and ceilings.  They built the glass house to showcase their line of transparent furniture called Simplicity including a bed, sofa, bookcases, tables, and bathtub to list a few.

There are no visible walls or doors to interrupt your view in the glass house.  I like my privacy way too much to live in a glass house, how about you?

But, even if a house with walls and doors had a glass bathtub in it, I would not want to use it.  I am too stuck in my ways to be adventurous and consider using all glass bookcases, tables, or tubs.  All that comes to mind is the glass breaking and the obvious amount of Windex-like products to keep it clean.  But, I do understand the idea of see-through furniture taking up no visual space, no interruption of lines or bulk.  Small spaces would seem larger.

See-Through Glass House Designed by Carlo Santambrogio & Ennio ArosioThe cubed three-story glass house has a beautiful blue hue.  The obvious shoes off at the door applies, but where is the front door?  

Santambrogio Glass House StairwayTheir glass steps are like stairways to heaven.  The house would be a great place for the next 007 movie or a CSI crime scene with fingerprints found all over the house.

santambrogio glass house bedroomLooking down you can see the sofa on the lower level.   I am not a fan of minimalist living.  I like my creature comforts, and I like my privacy.  Would you, could you live in a glass house?

Glass tub in Glass HouseTheir bathtub filled with floating candles would be pretty.  Cleaning is the obvious elephant in the room.

Santambrogio Glass House Dining room tableBreathtaking unobstructed views.  There is no denying the beauty of their work.  This concept house is merely that though, as there is no plumbing visible for real life living.  Lying on the bed and gazing up at the stars on a clear night or watching snow fall would be an experience to not soon forget in this glass house.

Sources:  Glass house by Carlo Santambrogio,

Gizmag, Fancy Home Design, theRedHeadRiter,

Another unusual house to see is Dollhouse or see all under Unusual Houses.

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17 Comments

  1. It’s pure eye candy. I think you have not only Holiday cards, but any kind of card and I do think it is a great collection along with great dolls of course.

  2. Sue, such amazing views of the exterior landscape from any spot you elect to sit in this home. But would you need to wear sun block on days you stay indoors? Lovely to look at but not a spot I would choose to live.

    Thanks for stopping over and leaving the sweet comment about my St. Patrick’s Day vintage postcards. I do have quite a few holiday postcards … but they don’t take up a lot of space. You can store a significant number in an empty shoebox!

    Debra

  3. I am so excited Cheryl! You so deserve an award! I am checking in with you everyday now on a regular bases as you are a favorite of mine now. I’ll be there bright and early.

  4. Hi there! I just got nominated for a Beautiful Blogger Award (my first award!) and have listed (and linked) you as one of my favorite bloggers. Hope you don\\\’t mind. The post will be be published monday. Hope you check in.

  5. I would love to tour this house. Living in a glass house though? No way. I mean, unless I somehow had my own private island… but even then the smudges on the walls would probably drive me insane in two seconds.

  6. Hi Sue!
    Thanks so much for lining up with us at the “Linkin with my ladies” Thursday hop! We still have new blog’s linking up if you want to stop by and check them out. Following you on Twitter.
    Thanks again!
    Katie~
    http://dysfunctionsjunction.com

  7. brrrr….. it just looks like you would freeze your butt off in there! No heating? brrrr…..

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