Laguna Beach ‘Floating’ Glass House Sails the Market



There are hundreds of homes along the California coast with water views, but few make you feel like you’re sailing the Pacific on a luxury liner.

This is the case with the famous “floating” glass house in Laguna Beach, California, which is currently on the market for $ 11,888,000.

Who needs a cruise when you can wake up to a view like this everyday? While the Floating Glass House isn’t actually on the beach, its position on a hill with floor-to-ceiling windows on each level makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean.

But it’s even better, because when you want to frolic in the sand and surf, you don’t have to wait to be in port. You have just passed your private access to the beach of the thousand steps.

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Thousand Steps Beach
Thousand Steps Beach

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Platform

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“It’s quite spectacular,” said Seth Nelson, who co-registers the house with Sean stanfield of Stanfield Real Estate HOM Sotheby’s International. “Almost every room in the house has a view.

Nelson notes that the architect, Paul McClean, is famous for enjoying all the benefits of the breathtaking views of California. Even the kitchen and some bathrooms have a view.

“You can look at yourself in the mirror and the ocean beyond,” he laughs.

Bathroom with a view
Bathroom with a view

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Kitchen with a view
Kitchen with a view

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There’s also a media lounge with a view, and when you need to block out the sun to watch a movie, automated blackout curtains surround you with the push of a button.

Daytime media lounge
Light multimedia lounge

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Dark Media Lounge
Dark Media Lounge

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There’s a button or app for almost everything in the four-bedroom, five-bath, 5,300 square foot home. And if you want to turn on the lights or the music, adjust the temperature, or adjust the curtains and you don’t have your device handy, Alexa will do the honors. The house is also automated by voice.

“The owner is in the tech industry,” says Nelson. He and his wife are based in New York and are reducing their footprint on the West Coast, with the intention of traveling more.

One of the house’s most fascinating features is that it looks modest from the street. The main part of the house is located below the street, beyond the neighboring houses on a cliff. You enter the garage at street level, then descend into a gallery and walk through it to reach the main house.

Street view
Street view

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Access the gallery
Access the gallery

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And if you’re driving a car that’s worth showing off, all you need to do is park your car on the automatic elevator, which will descend to the gallery and display the car with the surrounding artwork.

Automatic gallery
Automatic gallery

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The dining room has a unique smoked onyx mirror wall, which reflects the ocean view. There is also an LED illuminated wine tower. Nelson notes that the color of LED accent lights throughout the house can be changed to suit the mood.

Dining room
Dining room

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The house was listed for $ 14.9 million just a few weeks ago. Now, with $ 3 million taken from that price, those interested in the house will need to act quickly.

The dining room
The dining room

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