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40+ Modern House Designs With Elegant Glass Doors and Windows

You can’t deny the beauty of a modern house that uses glass windows and doors. Not only will it be aesthetically pleasing but it will also boast of awesome functionality. Modern houses with elegant glass doors and windows provide that transparent appeal that allows you to see the outside world. Although walls and the exterior facade use glass as the main material, the home’s floors and internal partitions use strong frames for a stable structure.

A modern house with elegant glass doors and windows only means you are letting natural light in. That said, you have that close connection with nature. It may look stunning and unique but one of the concerns of having a home with glass walls is privacy. Not to worry though, there are now ways to fix that problem. One is to install a one-way glass tint and the other is to add some frosting. This way, you can still have that sophisticated glass material without worrying about privacy. Putting up curtains is also another way to add privacy to glass doors and windows. It’s a plus as well since curtains add beauty to the room.

Another downside to having glass windows and doors is the concern of breaking glass, especially if you have clear ones. Frosting does the trick; if not, you can also opt for a more durable and safer option, which is the tempered glass.

If you want a house in which you can be close to nature or you can still have a view of the outside world without compromising your own privacy, then a modern see-through home will be your best bet. Need some inspiration on modern houses with elegant glass doors and windows? Check out the photos below.


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Tiny Narrow House Hides A Stunning Beauty Inside

This splendid skinny home features an incredible architecture and beautiful landscaping.

Casa Picasso is a project that turns every square inch of available space into a functional one. Indoor-outdoor interactions serve as the foundation of the project’s design, and the use of regional materials and textures typically found in the Yucatan Peninsula provide a sense of identity.

Located in Merida’s historic downtown district, this 145 square meter house is an oasis in the city. Designed as a vacation house, this two bedroom home offers its owners refuge from cold New York winters.

This tiny simple house looks inconspicuous outside.

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But inside, it hides a stunning beauty of a well designed home.

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Throughout the home, light colors have been used to transform the small space into one that feels spacious and inviting. These light colors can even be found in the Polish white concrete floors, which keep the space feeling fresh. Vegetation and natural wood accents add to the feelings of relaxation and comfort.

Upon entrance, you will be welcomed by the gorgeous living room.

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Which is surprisingly spacious, airy, and very cozy.

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Next to the living room is a double height staircase.

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Passed the staircase is the kitchen and a small dining table.

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Before entering the kitchen a service area with a powder room, storage and washing station can be found. Next to it, a niche for the refrigerator.

The view when you turn your back facing the living room.

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The white quartz kitchen counter is set to a back-splash of handmade pasta tiles. Opposite from the countertop, a small wooden table and two chairs sit facing the terrace and pool outside.

Outside the kitchen is a patio perfect for relaxation.

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The main patio is surrounded by stone walls, lush vegetation and is completed with a chukum finish (a natural tree resin). Serving two purposes, it both creates the perfect atmosphere for the hot Yucatan days, and it introduces those who enter it to the outdoor-indoor relationship that is central to Casa Picasso´s design.

The overall landscape gives you vacation vibes.

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Guiding to the back of the property, a wooden deck floats over the pool water in the direction of the master bedroom, where a vibrant hammock swings gracefully in greeting.

Beside the pool is a floating pathway to the masters bedroom.

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Where you have a stunning view overlooking the pool area and gardens.

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The masters bedroom also has ample space for its size.

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The master bedroom, with its high ceilings, is filled with natural light and is well ventilated, all of which contribute to the space feeling larger than it actually is.

The high window provides natural light and good ventilation.

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Its bathroom is very ample.

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And features a very convenient garden which brings natural light and airflow.

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The bathroom carries the same pasta tile design found throughout the house and its where a small garden completes the space integrating itself with the shower and the vanity.

Going back to the staircase, it will take you to the guest room upstairs.

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Going back to the staircase, you will notice that it also serves as a small library. Hanging above the stairs, is a painting of the Mexican artist David Serrano.

The stairs leads to the second bedroom. With a closet, bathroom and small terrace that looks down to the pool, this room is where the house’s name originates, for inside an artwork piece from the artist Pablo Picasso is displayed.

The guest room also has a well-thought-out design.

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And features a small terrace with an amazing view into the pool area.

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Who would’ve thought a skinny house would pack so much beauty inside.

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Surrounded by vegetation and natural elements, Casa Picasso, designed by WorkShop Architects, merges the inside world with the outside, resulting in a relaxed and sophisticated space.

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Old, Rundown House Transformed Into Modern Stylish Home

From an old neglected house to a modern cozy home, this truly is a stunning transformation!

Home renovations are always so exciting! It’s satisfying to see an old, dilapidated home being transformed into something new and awesome.

In today’s home tour, we take you through a before and after home transformation that is like no other. From a tiny dilapidated house to a cozy family home, this truly is a real home makeover!

Check out how this old, rundown house gets a total makeover that surprisingly transform it into a modern cozy home.

Huge difference between the before and after photos.

From old and dilapidated to something new and stylish.

Some masonry walls are replaced by glass walls to make it look spacious.

The main colors white and black, creates a wonderful contrast.

Pham Minh Nhat, a young architect, carefully spent his time to design this impressive transformation project, which has a total area of 180 square meter. The total makeover, took him about 3 months, from conceptualizing the design to the completion of the project.

The old facade looks bleak and common.

The architect skillfully selected two main colors: black and white. White to achieve a modern look which also makes the spaces look bigger and bright. Black as an accent to emphasize certain things. He also used some wooden colored furniture as natural aesthetic and to have a homey feeling.

As for the empty spaces, the architect uses green plants which is very refreshing to look at.

Now, the main entrance looks exciting and inviting.

The living room is decorated with a black & gray sofa, and a modern metal-framed glass table.

Across the sofa is a minimalist tv stand in black and white color

The accent wall behind the TV is simple but harmonious.

The front window is redesigned with a transparent glass wall, spacious and convenient for everyone in the family to sit and read.

In order to ensure that it doesn’t look too boring, the architect also made sure that a few interesting elements are added by using glass, concrete and wood coupled with some neutral colors to balance it out.

That’s not all, one of the most refreshing things about its design is the inclusion of beautiful green plants dotted around the house that really gives a breath of fresh air inside the home and makes it look more lively.

The front of the house has lots of light and green scenery.

The house uses bold lines and with plenty of glass decor around especially for the windows and even the walls, you can expect lots of natural light to stream in, ensuring that the house is bright and airy.

In fact, one of the bedroom walls is made of glass adorned with a thick curtain for privacy when needed which makes it pretty quirky.

The master’s bedroom looks more beautiful thanks to the well-placed lights.

The glass wall looks elegant and adds a sense of spaciousness.

All of the bedrooms look luxurious and comfy, with a few eclectic accessories here and there to keep it from being too boring.

The position of the kitchen encourages conversation between family and friends

Sitting next to the kitchen is an airy laundry room and service area.

“The time from designing, renovating the raw part and finishing interior is about 3 months. Since I do the freelance design, I always follow the project closely. At the beginning, I am the one who chooses each brick, each piece of décor to complete. There are decorations that I have to hand-craft, paint and think how to do. realistic,” according to Architect Minh Nhat.

“Actually, the process is very extreme, but when it comes to the results. Receiving positive feedback from customers and friends, I feel very happy. And there is more motivation to continue with the new works ahead,” he added.

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Tiny Row House Transformed Into Beautiful Contemporary Home

Take a look at how this run down narrow house transformed into something special

A renovation project signed by Estúdio BRA Arquitectura in Sao Paulo, Brazil, transformed an old family house with the typical compartmentalised spaces of the past into an airy and spacious building, with a green rooftop also hosting a vegetable garden.

The Pirajá House is located in Pinheiros, a fine neighbourhood of Sao Paulo. Before the urban development of the Brazilian metropolis, this area was dominated by a thick sub-tropical forest whose green memories are evoked by the renovation project signed by André Di Gregorio and Rodrigo Maçonilio, two young architects and urban planners who founded Estúdio BRA Arquitectura in 2012 in Sao Paulo.

In order for the house to adapt to contemporary living, the architects demolished the old structure.

And decided to keep only its structural brick walls, which are made of solid brick to then create a new building, more in line with the needs of modern life.

After the demolition, the urban plot measuring 4 × 24 meters was divided into three levels: ground, upper and garden cover. Downstairs is the kitchen, living room, garden and barbecue. The route starts at the frontal retreat in which the landscaping formed by native species of the Atlantic forest makes the arrival at home seductive.

On the ground floor, after the grey steel gate opens, the family who now owns the house, a young couple and their dog, only needs to cross a small patio to enter shared, convivial spaces; from the kitchen, whose furniture was designed by the architects, they can step in the living room and then to the garden, where there also is a barbecue area.

The very protagonist of the garden is an adult Jabuticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora) that provides the family with great shade and sweet fruits.

The dining table next to the marble island organizes the kitchen on one side and the circulation of those going to the living area on the other. The kitchen consists of furniture designed in woodwork by the architects, hydraulic tile floors and stone countertops.

The two bedrooms and their two bathrooms are on the first floor and can be reached using a stair made of two independent elements: polished concrete and folded sheet metal.

The metal stair also reaches the usable rooftop that can be accessed from an automated hatch.

The rooftop was conceived as an integral element of the house and was in turn divided into different zones: a wooden deck, a solarium and a small lawn.

On one of the sides, the architects of Estúdio BRA Arquitectura created a small technical volume hosting the laundry, so as to avoid taking away valuable space from the rest of the interiors.

To be fully in line with the needs of contemporary living and to live a really sustainable life, the rooftop also hosts a small vegetable garden where fresh produce can be grown.

Casa Pirajá by Estúdio BRA Arquitectura is an example of renovation of an existing building that was performed in full respect of the urban context, where contemporary language nods to the modernist past of Brazil.

Photos by: Maíra Acayaba

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