Glass House by Michael Bell, Ghent, New York
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This glass house (Gefter-Press House) by Michael Bell has been featured here before but I recently came across a listing for the property. Oh how... The post Glass House by Michael Bell, Ghent, New York appeared first on .
This glass house (Gefter-Press House) by Michael Bell has been featured here before but I recently came across a listing for the property. Oh how I wish I could buy this place. I have told my wife I wanted to build a steel structured, U shaped house with lots of glass some day. It would be a bonus that it sits on 12.7 acres. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s The Farnsworth House near Plano, IL, and Philip Johnson’s The Glass House in New Canaan, CT. With the amount of glass used the dwellers have a maximum interaction with the surrounding woodland all year round. I would only assume the house takes on different personalities as the seasons move through their cycles. I like that the house been kept simple, simple in furnishings and amenities.
“Michael Bell, an architect and a professor at Columbia University, built the house in 2007. The homeowners, Phillip Gefter and Richard Press, commissioned Bell after seeing his work in the “Un-private House” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art
Although the house is made of glass, you’ll never feel truly exposed. It is situated in what Gefter describes as “the center of a doughnut,” with the forest creating a natural barrier for privacy.
“The shower faces a 9-by-5-foot pane of glass, and we shower there all the time without worry of being seen,” Gefter said. So you could walk around the house naked if you like, according to the listing notes.” — Essay In Transparency Hudson Valley Glass House For Sale
The design of the house was inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, IL, and Phillip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, CT.
“We used the Farnsworth House as a point of departure,” Gefter said. The owners wanted their home to be like the “next iteration of the Farnsworth House.”
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