13 amazing homes with a view

Browse homes with breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows and walls of glass

Mountain views

Mountain views

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.

Double exposure

Photo: Claudio Santini

Double exposure

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.

Vineyard retreat

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Vineyard retreat

This Sonoma County home capitalizes on its vineyard views. Three levels of windows give every room a gorgeous view—even the master closet.

Modern duplex

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Modern duplex

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.

Coastal getaway

Photo: Jim Alinder

Coastal getaway

A huge dining bay gives dinnertime guests an unobstructed view of the Sonoma coast.

Elegant warehouse

Photo: Ciro Coelho

Elegant warehouse

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.

Modern country style

Photo: 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.

Panoramic view

Photo: Cesar Rubio

Panoramic view

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.

Transparent home

Photo: Art Grice

Transparent home

With tall window walls that provide panoramic views, the airy, almost transparent home in Hawaii sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Indoor-outdoor design

Photo: Joe Fletcher

Indoor-outdoor design

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.

Forest getaway

Photo: Nic Lehoux

Forest getaway

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.

Arizona ranch house

Photo: 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.

Simplistic design

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Simplistic design

This small home embraces the outdoors with eye-popping glass windows and modern, streamlined design.

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