A Room With A View – How Does Yours Compare?
Homes With Amazing Views
Where would we be without windows? Without a view for a start and this made me wonder about the homes across the world that have amazing views.
I decided to put together a collection of amazing homes with views to die for. All of these views would be totally lost and unseen without the simple glass window.
Glass portals are designed to give us light, a view and can be a spectacle in their own right. Using different shapes, colours and materials they create drama and personality into a room. The most impressive windows are best enjoyed without blinds, shutters or curtains allowing you to appreciate the whole window and of course the view.
The first thing I do when I go on holiday is head straight to the balcony/window to check out the view, let’s be honest no one wants to look out and see a brick wall!
Enjoying the view from a hotel or building doesn’t require staying in the pent house or being on the top floor, but it does require a window!
Check out these amazing homes with views to die for.
Be warned these homes come with a view and a price tag!
Neo Bankside, London UK
Fantastic un-obstructive floor to ceiling views on a waterside development right next to the Tate Modern. The high ceilings and large window panes provide you with the outstanding views over London’s skyline.
A Wall Of Glass, Lake Hayden, Idaho
Using a huge cast-iron wheel it tilts and completely opens this 30-foot by 20-foot square paned window.
Once the vast window is opened there is a large decking area which can be accessed straight from the room to enjoy the lakeside setting.
Through The Round Window, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A disused clock tower has been converted into an apartment and the windows put a spin on the views of the skyline and busy street below. The windows are constructed were the original clocks would have been. By removing the clock faces but keeping the clock hands these portals frame the views from the apartment.
Cinematic Views, Hollywood, California
On the edge of the Hollywood Hills, this environmentally-sensitive home is a fabulous example of how to use window and glass. The amazing dwelling also boasts its own open-air theatre and a 65-foot infinity pool.
Double Exposure, Santa Monica, California, United States
Double the views in this property as both floors of the Santa Monica home offers wonderful floor to ceiling unobstructed exposure. Open up the master bedroom’s awning windows or slide open the ground-floor doors to seamless join the garden and the house.
Modern Warehouse Style
Using garage-like doors of glass and steel that can be rolled up the property seems to have no walls or windows. There is a band of clerestory windows (which are windows above eye level) that run along the northern neighbour-facing side of the house to provide privacy.
Contemporary Rural Dwelling, California
To make the most of this rural setting the house designers made the walls facing the valley almost entirely of glass. This created a feel that you are sitting by the pool from the interior of the property. From each window in this house the room gives a different view of the amazing countryside.