Thursday, May 27, 2010

my pretend home: {element 1} the glass wall

glass wall via


glass wall home by john lautner architects via


the frank lloyd wright fallingwater home


it may be all the lego fantasy homes i build these days or my happy chance to work-from-home every day, but gosh i could day-dream away a week or two designing my dream home in my mind! so here's a fun new feature on the blog: my pretend home. each installment focusing on a fun designerly element i adore.

i'd love to hear an element from yours too!
yay dreams!


element one: the glass wall

walls of glass ... practical in a home design? not likely.
a life without curtains feasible? hardly.
would i really like the non-privacy of it all for the family rikrak? doubtful.

but oooh oooh oooh the natural-light lovin' photographer in me would love to have walls of beautiful glass that look out onto inspiring scenes.
{yes - i think the precursor of the glass walled dream home is a visually inspiring view - otherwise eek to that!}

love the fresh, modern, minimalist stylings of these lovelies. suits me just fine!

think 1960's californian oceanside glass home with a dash of the frank lloyd wright fallingwater house meets urban city loft-o-light with lots and lots of windows.

there... now i've got my walls up!
how 'bout you?

play along!
what's one element you'd love in your dream home?


Pin It


  1. amazing! i just got pretend home envy :)

  2. beautiful. i want to live in them all :)

  3. I love this new feature, so fun! And I love glass walls... although I'd have to hire someone to clean them! *lol*

    Right now my big dream is a home with a backyard walkout {into a backyard living room}, right now we only have front & side doors... so not fun.

  4. oh wow wouldnt any of those make amazing studios/workshops all that natural light mmmmmm sigh x

  5. I have pretend home envy, too! I LOVE the glass walls!!

  6. Can I come live in your pretend home with you? ; )

  7. WOW! I didn't know I needed glass walls. But now I DO!

    Gorgeous. Love this new feature, too.

  8. Hello,

    My sister and I are followers of your blog and we were hoping you could feature our small business in some small way!

    We are Sarah and Angela Spoto, two college students who have received a grant to start a non-profit online boutique called Uncovered Artistry. This boutique is special because it only sells the artisan work of domestic violence survivors. Uncovered Artistry's goal is to empower domestic violence survivors both emotionally and financially. Our experience with another small business has led us to discover the joy and feeling of fulfillment one receives by becoming an entrepreneur. We want to help domestic violence survivors discover their "inner entrepreneur."

    Currently, we are on a search for artisans. We need domestic violence survivors who have an untapped artistic skills such as quilting, sewing, jewelry-making, etc. Attached is an artisan application as well as the letter we send to churches and organizations. If you could feature us in any small way, or even if you know of a potential artisan, we would appreciate your help.

    Thank you,

    Angela and Sarah Spoto

  9. Oh my! I'd love to have just one room that had glass walls... something that allowed us to see nature 24 hours a day... sigh...

    And MOOPS studio... wow what a space! :)

  10. ah, thanks for your *pretend home* envy, nicies- there are enough glass walls to go around! :)

    a backyard walkout would be wonderful, rj!

    oh and i totally agree, anna - the perfect studio, indeed - that's coming next!

    yes camille - you can ALL come live with me in my pretend home. it has 100s of rooms - just for all of you!

  11. Great feature! The daytime me LOVES the glass wall and all the light it lets in. The fraidy-cat me that comes out at night would always be wondering which ax murderer was lurking out in the dark...

  12. You hit my "architectural point" completely! :))
    It's all I dream about when I dream about our future home!
    Curtains?Privacy? No problem - I always imagine the house on a huge green property and lots of trees around it!

  13. Fantastic post! I LOVE glass walls and they would be my very first choice for my dream home, oh the natural light! *sigh*

    I loose whole weekends watching Grand Designs :)

  14. what a fabulous dahling pretend home you have! they seem so free, where your thoughts can soar. my little pretend is a glass-walled bedroom suite that exits to a fabulous dahling private courtyard with a sunken tub, drifting fabric and cozy furniture....sigh.

  15. These "walls of windows" are spectacular. They allow so much light, it must feel like living outside!

  16. i so want a glass wall, too! really, i'd like a glass wall in two rooms - the big living room and our bedroom - they're on the same outside wall facing our gorgeous view to the south. just can't convince the husband!


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!