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Amazing Home, The Glass Pavilion by Steve Hermann, Modern Architecture In California

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Amazing Home, The Glass Pavilion by Steve Hermann, Modern Architecture In California
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Los Angeles-based architect Steve Hermann finished his Glass Pavilion House in 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. This amazing home features five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchen with a wine room and an art gallery that displays the architect’s vintage car collection. The house was intended to be build for him, but then he decided to sell it for $35,000,000, cars and furniture not included! He wanted to create the most minimalist house ever designed and ended up with one of the best houses of modern architecture. 


"The Glass Pavilion is a redefining structure within modernism. It is a benchmark building that sets the bar as to what modernism is and can be. Throughout the last century there has been a few great buildings that defined modernism and inspired a generation to imagine what is possible not only within architecture but as a society as a whole. Mies Van Der Roh’s Barcelona Pavilion and Farnsworth house, as well as Phillip Johnson’s glass house were these type of defining structures. Now, Steve Hermann’s Glass Pavilion takes the architectural tenants of these greats and catapults these concepts into the new millennium.

Set within a 3.5+/- acre estate of oak groves in Montecito and boasting 14,000+/- sq. ft. under roof, this home is impressive beyond words. An almost entirely glass home it allows occupants to be comfortably inside while completely enveloped within nature. As you drive down the long gated driveway, it slowly comes into view. You are immediately confronted with a large all glass home, floating above gently rolling lawns. The site of it is awe-inspiring.

Through the use of massive structural steel beams, the home is able to appear weightless as it hovers above an expansive lawn. No expense has been spared during the six years that it took to complete this groundbreaking structure. All of the large glass panels are Star Fire glass, an incredibly clear glass usually reserved for jewelry displays. It s kitchen and baths are by such famous names as Varena, Poliform and Antonio Lupi. In each category the best and most exciting products from around the world were sourced to make this home flawless in each category. The home has five bedrooms, five and a half baths, grand hallway and large wine room. The glass pavilion includes an art gallery where the owner currently displays their vintage car collection. The space is so generous that it is capable of holding up to 32 cars within its walnut lined walls.

This is a home with possibly no equal. The combination of architectural groundbreaking style and extreme detail in finish quality make it a home without compare. It is the pinnacle of architecture for this generation and will define the era in which it was built."
          -Steve Hermann


Photography by William MacCollum

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Amazing Home, The Glass Pavilion by Steve Hermann, Modern Architecture In California
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Amazing Home, The Glass Pavilion by Steve Hermann, Modern Architecture In California
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Amazing Home, The Glass Pavilion by Steve Hermann, Modern Architecture In California
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