This architectural masterpiece was designed by renowned Steve Hermann Design. It is located in Montecito, CA and is on the market for $35,000,000. The breathtaking scenery seen through the glass walls/windows and the lush landscaping make this modern mansion truly one of a kind. It boasts 15,000 square feet of living space that includes an incredible lower level that can fit up to 32 cars (or double as an art gallery). This is one of the nicest ultra modern mansion that I’ve seen in a long time. It’s not too big nor too small. However, I would have a very hard time living in it with it’s obvious lack of privacy (It would be F**king scary at night! lol). What do you think?

HERE ARE THE LISTING DETAILS:

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. Set within a 3.5 acre estate of oak groves in Montecito and boasting 15,000 square feet under roof, this home is impressive beyond words. An almost entirely glass home, it allows the occupants to be comfortably inside while completely enveloped within nature. As you drive down the long gated driveway, the home 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. Its 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 includes an art gallery where the owner currently displays his vintage car collection. The space so generous that it is capable of holding up to 32 cars within its walnut lined walls. This is a world 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.

* thanks to Coreigh for the tip!!

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  • Bryan

    Not that this is the only mansion in the world with a car collection and the large glass windows, but this makes me think of the house with the Ferrari on display that they then take joy riding in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

    The setting for the movie was Chicago and I just found a link about the Ferris House on YouTube. It is 5,300sqft and in IL. It was for sale last year for $2.3MM…not sure if it is still for sale.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRBgoIIhfJM




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    • Kenny Forder

      yes! The Ferris Bueller home is exactly what I thought of when I saw the garage too. That was a great movie! lol




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  • Chance

    I guess by “obvious lack of privacy” you mean the fact that it has glass walls, because it is plenty private, it’s a larges property with a fence and tons of trees surrounding the house. I really like this house, especially the garage/art gallery, I could definately fill it will some beauties.




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    • Kenny Forder

      yeah that’s what I’m referring to lol. I know there aren’t any close neighbors and that nobody could look into it, but I still would feel weird taking a bath with floor to ceiling glass walls.




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      • Chance

        In the 6th picture that shows the bath/shower, do you think the black line across the top of the ceiling is a partition screen?




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        • Kenny Forder

          yeah, it might be.




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          • Gusto

            looks more like AC vents




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  • george

    What happens to the glass walls in an earthquake.




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  • Barney

    I think this place is an absolute, (obviously) MEGA modern masterpiece, but I also know that it appeals to a VERRRY limited audience. I also agree with Kenny that even though it’s on a large, very private lot, I’d still have a pretty tough time bathing & showering in front of floor-to-ceiling, clear glass walls! I eat, sleep and breath mid-century modern & contemporary, however this place is about on the farthest end of the extreme scale, I admit. However, it’s still stunning, especially that lower level gallery/display garage….abosolutely beautiful on it ‘s own. Buuuuuuut, even if I could afford two houses that price, I would NOT, repeat NOT pay it…..I’d never pay that nuclear-powered price for any house….could NEVER justify it.




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    • Bryan

      That is like I just saw a link on cnn.com about a $35K per night suite. No way no how…even if I won $100M in a lottery. At least with this house it may hold some value, but $35K a night just pissing it away. At that absurd price they said they had someone staying there for 20 nights back in January for a $700K stay.

      I guess there are royalty; heads of states and people with more dollars then sense, but INSANE!!!




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  • Venom

    Ha Ha Kenny, very funny.
    I think you added one zero too many to the price of this house. lol

    $35 million?
    Really?
    It is a cool house and all but a 2 year old could design something more interesting and detailed with Legos than this.
    My favorite part of the house is the 300SL Gullwing.
    For $35 million I want something like the Portabello mansion.




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    • Barney

      Venom, you’d be singin’ a different tune, my friend, if you had any idea of just how challenging, and a lot of the time, downright difficult it is to design a critically acclaimed, well-recieved modern home. Think about it…..because you’re not constrained by all the age-old, traditional (and TIRED beyond description, as far I and a lot of people are concerned) architecture, forms, methods & theories are concerned, striking the correct & authentic balance(s) to succesfully design modern house is not easy…..trust me!

      I do agree with you on the price though…..If I could afford TEN HOMES that price, I’d NEVER pay it…..just entirely too mind-boggling to spend, what is in my mind, ONE THOUSAND KING’S RANSOMS’ on ONE house……..SH*T!!!




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      • Venom

        Barney, please explain to me what part of that house was challenging to design?
        I have a lot more experience with homes than you think, I just don’t expound on it in every post.




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        • Barney

          Be happy to…….Firstly, the entire orientation of North, South, East & West in relation to the best scenery on the property in relation to how the sunlight plays on those particular directional scenes, in relation to how the best to capture those scenes through the entire window schematic. Which includes, height, width, & placement of the windows. Also the entire geometry of each & every room in relation to what types of furnishings are desired in the end, specific to the houses strictly ultra-moden design. Also what color schemes are best utilized, for each room according to everything about the room, meaning height, width, natural light exposure. Plus, treating the design and very importatnly the finished in a way that don’t give the house an entirely impersonal, cold, “vacant”, commerical feel, etc. etc. etc. Things that are considered basic in the vast marjotiy of traditional home building here in the U.S take on hugely more important roles in very modern house design due to the inherent lack of embellishment and ornamentation.

          I could go on & on, becasue I too, have a lot more experience with all kinds of residential architecture than you think. I’m also not just “expounding” my knowledge flagrantly either, only pointing out that you’re incorrect about modern design.




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          • Nathan P. Wood

            To Venom,

            Oh Bitch! You got told, Bitch! x




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  • Peter

    Here in Europe, this is the our type of homes. But i have a feeling that American people will not like it.




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    • Barney

      Hi Peter…….Born & bred American here, who LOVES very modern homes, this one included. Buuut, you’re right about most Americans not liking it, I’m sorry to agree with. Because most Americans (and I’m truly not trying to be purposely insutling here) don’t have the level of architectural understanding/sophistication to be able to authentically appreciate any home that’s not their narrow definition of “beautiful”. I can look at a thoroughly formal, faux-sixteenth century, wanna’-be French “chateau” home here in the states, and while I could never live in one, if it was correctly, proportionally and realistically designed, built, decorated & furnished in true keeping with the exterior and interior of the house, (a VERRRRY RARE occurence in the U.S.), I would absolutely still regard it as beautiful. This house is impeccable & correct in it’s ultra-modern, cubist genre, very beautiful for sure, as are a good number of other select, French, English, Mediterranean, Early American, & southern homes are, even though I could never picture myself living in them. THERE’S your difference.




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    • Stewie

      Peter, I don’t know which country in Europe you live in or are referring to, but generally speaking, Europe is actually more conservative in architecture than the US is. In the UK for example, you usually get Georgian or Victorian homes, even if it’s a new build. You actually see a lot more modernist style homes here in America. So I personally don’t understand your comment at all, especially seeing as many of the most famous modernist architects are actually American, and not European.
      While I like the modernist style a lot and think some homes (like this one) are very beautiful, I generally prefer homes with a more traditional style. Particularly if that traditional style suits the particular area. Traditional on the outside, with all the modern high-tech gadgets on the inside. That’s the best. My personal favourite is probably Colonial / Colonial Revival.




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      • Peter

        Hey Stewie,
        My english is not good so i will write in Portuguese, you can use Google Translate. Sorry.

        Não quero ser desagradável no meu comentário, e não quero chamar Atrasados aos Americanos. Tens razão quando dizes que usamos estilos Georgian ou Victorian, mas apenas no norte da europa. O que quero dizer é que por exemplo, em Portugal, Espanha, Sul da França, as pessoas geralmente querem ultra modern styles. Eu tenho clientes com 200 mil euros para construir uma casa, e querem uma casa ultra moderna! Reparo ainda que na europa as lojas de mobiliário sao quase sempre ultra modernas, é o estilo que mais se usa, mesmo que sejas pobre.
        Eu percebo que ultra modern styles não são tao espectaculares como um French Chateau, ou uma enoorme mansão estilo Victoria. A arquitectura ultra moderna, deve ser vista como uma obra de arte.




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    • Gusto

      not in Germany…




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  • georg

    it`s boring and ugly…really at least one zero too much…




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  • Onions

    I agree with the Lego comment. It’d be pretty cool to visit but not live there. Watching birds smack into your walls would be the biggest highlight.




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  • Nalin

    yes yes yes dream garage




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    • Nalin

      the owner gets respect for those cars, pretty solid vehicles




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  • Ida

    Hi HOTR,

    im an avid reader from asia. i hope to see more modern/contemporary mansions/mega mansions like this on this marvellous site. keep up the great work!




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    • Kenny Forder

      Thank you!!! =)




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  • Ida

    my current fave is the “Ultimate contemporary mansion in Spain”

    n i find that canada has a lot of modern/contemporary architectures.. so in luv w their sleekness. clean n elegant.
    im glad u do post up mansions from all over the world(n im waiting patiently for more everyday hehe) and not just american properties… 🙂




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  • californiabound

    Modern houses like these, though captivating, are an abomination to architecture, devoid of human creativity and craftsmanship.




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  • Kieran

    THis is my ideal/dream home. Will be saving these photos for future reference.




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  • Robin

    I can set anyone here up with a Gullwing of their own..it has 7 miles on it and its a cool million for the ownerswhip. Its black…and resides in Sweden right now.

    about this property..I like it..and no folks..Im not shy about using the facilities…..but I do have one complaint.

    It has No POOL! That is its chief drawback for a California Home. No pool. I would HAVE to build one..thats for sure. I saw something in my target search on this house..a pool in Barcelona..with small boulders at the bottom…very nice. It looked like it would fit right in.




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