Lake Maggiore Penthouse, Minusio, Switzerland
This penthouse in the Swiss canton of Ticino commands 180-degree vistas of Lake Maggiore and the Alps. Designed to capture the beauty of the surrounding Alpine landscape, the modernist retreat offers nearly 2,000 square feet of glass-enveloped living space, which open to a huge terrace with an indoor-outdoor swimming pool. Other amenities include a landscaped garden, epicurean kitchen, Turkish bath, elevator, and state-of-the-art technology throughout.
Myron Goldfinger Masterpiece, Bedford Corners, New York
Luxury, solitude, and nature converge at this estate centred on a Myron Goldfinger–designed residence overlooking Byram Lake and a 225-acre nature preserve in Westchester County, New York. The striking glass façade reveals airy, loft-like interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows. Highlights include glass-wrapped reception rooms, a master wing with a rooftop observatory, and five acres of grounds with a swimming pool and floodlit tennis court.
Ski the Future, Incline Village, Nevada
Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada form the backdrop for the superbly designed “Ski the Future” in Nevada’s Incline Village. Soaring above the shores of Lake Tahoe, this one-of-a-kind home features 9,000 square feet of glass-walled interiors accessed via a six-story glass staircase and futuristic glass elevator. The grounds feature 98 feet of lake frontage and a steel pier.
The Point, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Poised on 1.56 acres with 1,250 feet of Pacific Ocean frontage, The Point is a harmonious marriage of steel and glass, which creates the framework for unrestricted water and landscape vistas. The estate is only minutes from downtown Victoria yet enjoys a private setting amid a secluded refuge with three private beaches.
Adare Manor, Country Limerick, Ireland
Situated on the grounds of Adare Manor, an exclusive 840-acre country estate in County Limerick, Ireland, this contemporary residence is centred on a two-storey atrium adorned with glass floors, glass balustrades, and a striking glass staircase. Designed by A & D Wejchert and Partners Architects, the Scandinavian-style home is as functional as it is visually alluring — the innovative use of glass promotes sustainability by allowing solar energy to provide warmth and abundant light from dawn until dusk.
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