As a student of two modernist icons—Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and landscape architect Hideo Sasaki—John Terence Kelly had a knack for tying buildings to their sites. Case in point: His 1961 Glass House near Cleveland, Ohio, nestles a semicircular structure between a sloping hillside and a cascading waterfall. The transparent residence, which was recently listed for sale, also sits on six heavily wooded acres, all but guaranteeing privacy for its new owners.
The 2,200-square-foot, post-and-beam structure is spread out across two levels. Featuring floor-to-ceiling glass along three sides, the largely open interior is also devoid of traditional walls. For instance, each of the home’s three bedrooms are divided only by a unique circular unit that encloses the two bathrooms and contains the closets. Similarly, a wall of cabinetry is all that separates the living area from the kitchen.
Stunning views from nearly every direction overlook a manicured landscape, complete with a rolling lawn and water feature. The southern-facing home was also designed to maximize passive heating in winter and cooling in summer. Detached from the main house, a newly built, two-car garage sits at the top of the hill. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, currently listed for $599,000.
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