Explore this cool glass house nestled in the picturesque Catskill Mountains

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This amazing glass house is an architectural masterpiece designed by Audrey Matlock Architects, perched on a hillside in the Catskill Mountains of West Shokan, New York. This fascinating mountain home is comprised almost entirely of floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing its inhabitants not only views of the surrounding landscape but enabling a seamless connection between indoors and out.

The interior layout is comprised of 3,700 square feet of living space, offering a monochromatic interior color scheme comprised of black, gray, and white. A series of varying shaped rooms and sections offers visual interest and while the home seems divided, light still penetrates the space from every direction, reflecting off the surfaces.

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The architect applies right angles to merge almost every corner of the home, and while one may surmise that this aesthetic would be austere, it is not. The soft contemporary furnishings, the remarkable beauty of the surrounding site, and the negative edge swimming pool that connects the residence to the landscape make this property more of an extension to its surroundings, rather than a collection of sharp angles.

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What We Love: The elegant, yet simple beauty of this modern glass house cuts into a rocky slope with an emphasis on modest geometry and indoor-outdoor relationships. Overall, we are loving the sleek aesthetics of this dwelling, with its seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle and sensational swimming pool.

Tell Us: What do you think of this mountain home, would this be your ideal dream house? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below!

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Modern, clean lines and walls of glass characterize this sensational living room that offers spectacular views from every direction. The fireplace helps to keep this glass space feeling warm on a cool, breezy night.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Peter Aaron – Esto

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Nancy W Markon
9 months ago

Normally not a fan of the monochrome palette, but juxtaposing angled architecture with natural surroundings viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows provides all the contrast needed. Would love to have seen this photographed with the leaves turning in autumn. Bet it’s even more spectacular!

9 months ago

Catskill Brutalism! Love it.