Browse homes with breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows and walls of glass
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Gorgeous views of the Santa Ynez Mountains are provided by this glass-walled Montecito home. As wildfires often ravage this part of the Santa Barbara coast, the architects chose fire-resistant materials (steel, concrete) for the construction.
2 of 13Photo: Claudio Santini
Each floor of this Santa Monica home offers a great view. Open up the master bedroom's awning windows or slide open the ground-floor doors for even more exposure.
3 of 13Photo: Thomas J. Story
This Sonoma County home capitalizes on its vineyard views. Three levels of windows give every room a gorgeous view—even the master closet.
4 of 13Photo: Thomas J. Story
Designed by Richard Neutra, one of America's foremost modern architects, this duplex in San Francisco glows from its floor-to-ceiling steel-framed windows.
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A huge dining bay gives dinnertime guests an unobstructed view of the Sonoma coast.
6 of 13Photo: Ciro Coelho
Although it looks like this house has no walls or windows, it's due to the garage-like doors of glass and steel that can be rolled up to embrace the outdoors. A band of clerestory windows runs along the northern, neighbor-facing side of the house to provide privacy.
7 of 13Photo: Thomas J. Story
Modern country style
Being in the California countryside, this family wanted to make the most of their rural setting. Every room in the house gives a different view of the outdoors. Walls facing the valley are made almost entirely of glass, and from the inside it almost feels like you are sitting by the pool.
8 of 13Photo: Cesar Rubio
The vineyard views of this Sonoma County home are enhanced by a wall of windows and four sets of French doors. Low-profile storage is provided underneath the windows so to not obstruct the view.
9 of 13Photo: Art Grice
With tall window walls that provide panoramic views, the airy, almost transparent home in Hawaii sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
10 of 13Photo: Joe Fletcher
Sustainable features, native plants, and plenty of glass walls and panoramic windows up the ante on a seamless integration of indoors and out at this home in California.
11 of 13Photo: Nic Lehoux
Seemingly made of just glass and wood, this home melts away into the surrounding trees. Ceiling height and daylight exposure is maximized in the main living spaces with a band of clerestory windows.
12 of 13Photo: Thomas J. Story
Arizona ranch house
A wall of windows open up this home's kitchen, dining room, and living room to their pool, keeping with the fun 1960s vibe.
13 of 13Photo: Thomas J. Story
This small home embraces the outdoors with eye-popping glass windows and modern, streamlined design.