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Modern masterpiece of glass and steel in Texas: Floating Box House

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The Floating Box House is a spectacular modern dream home designed by architect Peter Gluck, located in Westlake, an upscale suburb of Fort Worth, Texas. The design of this steel and glass home feels like it is suspended in the air, overlooking the city of Austin. Comprised of 11,833 square feet of living space, the main house offers seven bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms with six living areas. There is also a spacious guest house on the property, offering two bedrooms and a full bathroom with one living area. This floating box is elevated above a transparent glass living room and a sleek kitchen. This allows the home’s inhabitants to have expansive views over the tranquil hill country landscape off to one side and an urban cityscape on the adjacent side. Outside, an enormous swimming pool offers a refreshing spot to cool off on a hot Texas day. The residence is surrounded by mature trees and lush landscaping, offering a beautiful outdoor environment to enjoy.

This absolutely spectacular property was spotted listed for sale on Gottesman Residential Real Estate for $14,900,000.

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The lower level of this incredible pad is subterranean (under the earth’s surface), with a sloped cut in the grass that connects the sunken courtyard with the living space of the bottom tier. This allows for a sort of permeability with the surrounding environment. Have a look at another one of architect Peter Gluck’s incredible masterpieces on a past home tour featured here on One Kindesign: Lake house cascading over the edge.

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What We Love: This floating box house features three levels of clean lines and modern details that is visually stunning. We love the extensive use of glass that offers the home’s inhabitants spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. There is a seamless indoor-outdoor connection, really inviting nature into the home. This is one incredibly designed home… ultimate dream house! Would you agree? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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ugh! from the outside, this looks like a public library.

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