The Ansley Glass House, designed by BLDGS Architects, is located in an historic downtown neighborhood, with a mature tree canopy and direct views to the immediate city skyline. The project replaces a series of additions to a 1910-era house with a new glass-lined living space including a garage, kitchen, family room, library, and a new stair linking three levels.
The main color scheme is very dark, adding a lot of drama to the space. With numerous glass walls encompassing the perimeter of the structure, ample daylight offsets the dark interior decor. They also help to capture the incredible skyline views from almost every room in the home. The staircase is suspended from an adjacent and overhead structure, and the uppermost rooms are cantilevered and suspended over lower ones. The spatial arrangement of the house additions is in a stark contrast to the historic part of the house and the neighbor and only glass separates them from each other.