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8 gorgeous glass houses that are filled with light

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This huge six-bedroom villa in Mallorca's south-western corner is clearly rather special. Photo: Engel & Volkers

Now that the clocks have gone forward, it's great to be able to drench our homes in daylight for longer. If you fancy taking your passion for naturally-lit interiors one step further, how about living in a house with an abundance of glass? Choose from this selection of glazed properties, all flooded with light, not overlooked and in need of new occupants. Just refrain from throwing stones ….

1. Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, £15,000pcm

Photo: Foxtons
Photo: Foxtons

Factory-produced in Germany, this modular glass and timber-beamed Huf Haus was built in in 2007, and is one of around 300 to have made it to the UK. You’ll be able to try before you buy as although it's on the market to rent, the owners would consider selling at the right price. It’s set in a secluded one acre plot and includes five ensuite bedrooms, a cinema room, a summer house and a fully covered outdoor barbecue area. Get in touch with Foxtons.

2. Bunker House, Plymouth, Devon, £1.15m

Photo: Shane Robson
Photo: Shane Robson

A very stylish California beach-style house, concealed from the road behind electric gates. Features a huge L-shaped kitchen/diner with a wine cellar underneath visible through a section of toughened glass flooring, a living room, an office, utility room and three bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling Crittall-inspired bifold doors open into the south-facing sun terrace and courtyard garden. Find out more from Marchand Petit.

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3. Corbiere, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands, £2.95m

Photo: Fine & Country
Photo: Fine & Country

Believe it or not, this ultra-modern building was originally a listed station house. Now extended and transformed into a striking coastal home, it incorporates four ground floor bedrooms and an open plan living area above with wall-to-wall glass making the most of the panoramic views. It’s fitted with a custom-made, top end Bulthaup kitchen, and bifold doors at the end of the living area lead out to an expansive terrace where you can watch the sun setting over St Ouen’s Bay. On the market via Fine & Country.

4. St John’s Wood, London NW8, £3m

Photo: Knight Frank
Photo: Knight Frank

This three-bedroom house is discreetly tucked away in an off-street position and accessed via an understated gated entrance. On the ground floor you’ll find a glass-roofed, glass-walled kitchen/breakfast room overlooking a pretty walled garden, an adjoining reception room, two bedrooms and a bathroom, and the main bedroom suite is upstairs. Find out more from Knight Frank.

5. Barnes, London SW13, £4.25m

Photo: Winkworth
Photo: Winkworth

Period architecture predominates in this affluent London village, so this four-bedroom, mostly glass house is a true find for a buyer after somewhere modern and who loves to entertain. Spread over three storeys, it has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, a ground floor kitchen and reception room and a large garden. The top floor is designed for parties, with a second reception room and kitchen, a conservatory, and an outdoor terrace for drinks, dining and fantastic views of the Thames. For sale via Winkworth.

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6. Llawnroc, Porthcothan Bay, Cornwall, £5m

Photo: John Bray Associates
Photo: John Bray Associates

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this waterfront property was built in 2014 to make the most of its exceptional position and long site that extends to the mean high-water line. Outside, crisp edges and angles contrast with the gently sloping landscape while inside, wide expanses of glass bathe rooms in natural light and frame views of the ocean and beach. Includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an office/fifth bedroom; a full-width picture window in the sitting room and an open plan kitchen/dining room with bi-fold doors out to the sea-facing terrace and garden. From John Bray Estates.

7. Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, USA, $8.9m (approx £7.035m)

Photo: Jim Simmons
Photo: Jim Simmons

The West House lies in an enclave of four mid-century modern glass and steel houses in a neighbourhood that counts Bradley Cooper and Adam Sandler among its residents. In the late 1940s the houses appeared in the prestigious Arts and Architecture magazine which had sponsored leading architects to design homes that could easily be replicated in the post-war housing boom. This one’s been beautifully maintained and has two bedrooms, high ceilings, airy open plan living spaces and shady outdoor terraces plus views of the Pacific Ocean. On through Crosby Doe Associates via TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

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8. Sol da Mallorca, Mallorca, €21m (approx £17.9m)

Photo: Engel & Volkers
Photo: Engel & Volkers

Luxury’s written all over this amazing villa, perched directly above the island's sparkling turquoise waters. Accommodation stretches to nearly 8,500 square feet and includes six bedroom suites, indoor and outdoor areas for relaxing and hosting guests, a lift, underground parking and even a panic room. There’s also a mooring in the adjacent harbour, a glass sided infinity pool and direct access into the sea. Available through Engel & Volkers.

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