The roof of the home swoops up and out from the exterior with walls of glass intimately connecting the rooms to the beautiful surroundings. Plants peek up from in between the steps, another fun way to tie the home to nature.
The entrance to this barn-style residence is in a small extension of the main building. It also houses some of the home's more utilitarian rooms like the laundry room and a mudroom. Barn doors slide over the glass ones for an extra wink of personality.
Even shipping container homes are bigger in Texas. Called PV14 House, since it uses 14 shipping containers, this Dallas home from M Gooden Design is one of the largest at 3,700 square feet. This home contains three bedrooms, a den, entertainment area, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. There’s also a small penthouse and a large roof deck. A glass-fronted second floor, complete with a full-length balcony, maximizes prime views of a lake and park across the way.
This custom front door blends modern and earthy elements, offering a hint at the home's overall aesthetic. The stone tiles that sheathe the exterior of the house continue onto some interior walls. Meanwhile, broad expanses of glass further connect the home's indoor and outdoor spaces.
Across from the four poster bed, a custom built-in houses the owners' flat screen TV and keeps their clothes organized. The front of the drawers were covered with mesh and matched with handsome brass and glass hardware.
As seen on Home Town, the existing exterior of the Walker's Laurel, MS house was lost on the street with the old wrought iron fencing and overgrown vegetation. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS house now features a wide open view to the street with new landscaping, painted brick, a new glass entry door and warm cypress wood siding at the front porch.
An over-scaled sofa and cozy club chairs are combined with two sandblasted pine coffee tables in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 great room. The space provides a front-row seat to South Carolina's Kiawah Island through glass doors that offer a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. In keeping with beach house interiors, the furnishings were chosen for both beauty and durability.
Simple landscaping frame this sleek, contemporary home. The front of the house features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, allowing views straight through to the pool and of colorful pop art on the second floor.
This open-concept kitchen in striking white with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and hidden refrigerator detail makes a bold statement. The large contrasting black island area provides eat-in space and is accented with pendant lighting. High cabinets feature glass front door which provides extra storage and decor.
The River Bank House sits along the Gallatin River just outside Big Sky, Mont. The house is designed to capture the best views of the river and create a protected entry courtyard. A glass front doors allows a peek of the beautiful contemporary design inside.
Much of the home's front wall is glass, so to continue that airy feel, the stairs in the center of the house are open. The black railings and sharp angles are a visual complement to the foyer's large artwork.