The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house

by Steve Hermann
The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann

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.


Photos by: Wm MacCollum

  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann
  • The Glass Pavilion, an ultramodern house Steve Hermann

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Cloud House

    Cloud House

    The Cloud House is an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian house in Fitzroy North. Over the course of close to a century, this house has received several additions...

  • Birchgrove House

    Birchgrove House

    Description: The owners are keen gardeners, and relationship to the garden was central. The floor level above the garden was predetermined by the existing house, 750mm, and we want...

  • House 77

    House 77

    Póvoa de Varzim is a city profoundly related to the sea and fishing. Its great cultural richness became an interesting stimulus to the project. In fact, the house was an opportuni...

  • Clamp, an Upholstered Pendant Lamp

    Clamp, an Upholstered Pen..

    Clamp is a unique leather upholstered pendant lamp from DZ Studio that was first presented during summer 2010 as a prototype and is now available for sale. According to designers E...

  • Cocoon shelving system

    Cocoon shelving system

    Cocoon is a creative shelving system created by Italian designer Paola Novone for Ideal Form Team. The frame of the shelves is made of curved plywood with a Wenge or white ribbed e...

  • Artreehoose is lakeside house

    Artreehoose is lakeside h..

    Artreehoose is lakeside house draws inspiration from the sensation of being sheltered underneath tree canopies was designed by Architect Della Valle Bernheimer. Wedged into a tight...

  • Cube shaped scholar library in catskill mountains

    Cube shaped scholar libra..

    Scholar’s Library was designed by architect Peter Gluck and is located in the Catskill Mountains, northwest of New York, USA. This unusual building accommodates over 10 000 books...

  • Scandinavian Design: White and Gray

    Scandinavian Design: Whit..

    This lovely apartment is located in Gothenburg, Sweden. The interior is a mixture of whites and grays, which when brought together have a relaxing and soothing effect. ...

  • K-House

    K-House

    The program was planned for a family with three children.
    In planning K-house, the main concept was changing the existing orientation into a house that creates a complex rel...

  • Spectacular Views over Los Angeles

    Spectacular Views over Lo..

    This stunning home is located in Los Angeles, California, and was designed jointly by La Kaza and Meridith Baer Home. The home's hip interior is clean, stylish, and full of charact...