All Glass House Designed By Carlo Santambrogio & Ennio Arosio

by Sherry Riter in New Home  

Exploring housing designs in search for the perfect house for me is fun. I am sure, however, that I will not have a house built that is entirely constructed with glass. When I say, “glass” I literally mean glass walls, glass doors, glass tub, glass furniture. Yeah, now do you see what I’m talking about? Well, you may not see it because the glass is clean, but I think you will understand perfectly.

Glass House Designed By Santambrogio & Arosio

According to their website, “The collection named SIMPLICITY was born from the collaboration between Carlo Santambrogio and the designer Ennio Arosio with the aim of giving ‘transparent’ shape to a precise and essential way of conceiving and living the spaces. The elements, even if strongly distinctive, do not overpower the atmosphere that surrounds them entering in perfect sybiosis with it.”

It goes on to state that, “SIMPLICITY is realized in extraclear glass by Saint Gobain, tempered and stratified, named Diamant for its characteristics of extreme purity and brilliancy. It is interpreted in a unique way with the use of important thicknesses (30 mm) and treated with special technical procedures to guarantee total security.”

Obviously, this house is not designed for a shy individual. It would definitely restrict how I eat cold, ripe mangoes during the summer.

All Glass House

Glass House Designed By Carlo Santambrogio

All Glass Bed At Water’s Edge

Glass House Glass Bed Arosio & Santambrogio

All Glass Tub

Imagine the bubbles!!! Oh my goodness! Can you also envision a whole bunch of candles flickering?

Glass Tub Designed By Carlo Santambrogio

All Glass Stairs

Yep! A broken leg would definitely be the result of me going down the all glass stairs.

Glass Stairs Designed By Carlo Santambrogio

All Glass House In The Snowy Forest

Glass House Designed Carlo Santambrogio

All Glass Dining Room

I absolutely love the all glass dining room table!

Glass House Designed Santambrogio

All Glass Stairs In The Snowy Forest

Hmmm…there’s more all glass stairs. Woo! Terrifying to a klutz like me!

Glass House Glass Stairs Santambrogio

All Glass Bed

This is definitely right up my alley! I totally love the all glass bed. Imagine the view while laying on the all glass bed in the all glass house. Not only would you be able to see through the bed and beyond the glass walls, but you could look at the entire sky through the all glass ceiling. That has to be a wondrous sight to behold.

Ooohhh! Imagine how it would look when it is snowing!!

Glass House Glass Bed Santambrogio

Their is a proverb that has been traced back to 1385 in Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’ which referred to a glass house, Then in 1651, George Herbert wrote, “Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.” This popular proverb was first cited in the United States in ‘William & Mary College Quarterly’ in 1710. Basically the proverb means that people who are vulnerable should not verbally, mentally, spiritually or physically attack other people.

I would definitely say that the all glass house designed By Carlo Santambrogio & Ennio Arosio would cause most people to feel vulnerable. However, imagine if we were all that transparent with our intentions and emotions. No lies, deceit or evil would be hidden. I believe it would a very different world if we all lived in glass houses. I know it would be different for me if I could just have the tub and bed!

Sorry, I couldn’t resist! I just adore them! Do you think they would look better in a shipping container home or in a log cabin home?

I can just see me in that tub with a billion bubbles. Yeah, I totally love that tub.


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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Making Our Life Matter February 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

Wow. It’s beautiful, but not sure how practical it would be, especially if you have close neighbors 😉


2 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm

LOL Yep!


3 teresa vett February 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

Wow Sher!!! The steps I like because they are wide from front to back. I love lots of glass windows but this is a bit much even for mom. I would clean myself to death !!! You know how I hate smears!!! LOL Thanks for the post, you always amaze your mama. Wasn’t the snow pretty today?


4 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I didn’t see the snow. I just woke up! LOL


5 Joan February 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Is the toilet bowl all see through glass too? 🙂


6 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 12:34 pm

They DO make clean toilets and some even have a fish in the back tank because it is really a fish tank! Ha!


7 Joan February 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Or do people who live in glass houses not go to the bathroom? (Just asking.) 🙂


8 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I don’t think that is an option. LOL


9 Joan February 3, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Well, you definitely can’t be a hoarder if you live in a glass house! 🙂


10 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I never thought of that, but you’re right!


11 Joan February 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I don’t even want to think about what it would be like to clean all that glass! 🙂


12 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm




13 Joan February 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I would love the view looking out, but I would be uncomfortable with people looking in! 🙂


14 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Yeah. Maybe if they make it like they do the mirrors in the interrogation room of CSI where only one side can see through it! That would be perfect!!!!


15 Joan February 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

It’s truly beautiful, but I’m afraid I’m not that much of an exhibitionist as to feel comfortable living in a glass house. How about you, Redhead Riter? Would you feel comfortable living in a glass house? Although, if you stayed in that glass bubble bath all day, while typing on your computer your book, (you’d have a glass shelf that would stretch over the bathtub and act as a desk for your computer), and every now and then when you paused to reflect you would look out at that inspiring scene of the forest with all that snow, I dare say I think you would be very content living in that glass house! 🙂


16 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Well, if no one could see in and I could only see out, then by all means I would love to live in the glass house.


17 Skip_D February 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

yeah, that would be an amazing place to live in… I agree that the stairs look pretty hazardous, but yes, the tub is remarkable! yes, I can picture your bubbles & candles in that tub! btw, unless the glass was heated, it would get covered by the snow, so the fantastic view would sadly be restricted :/

very cool to imagine such a house!


18 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

The glass would have to be heated on the roof like the vents in the car on the front windshield. Then the snow would stay melted and the view would not be blocked! LOL Now where is that designer. We need to have a chat. LOL


19 Bev February 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Joan, cracked me up…as usual! I see Sherry more of a log cabin sort of person. In the comfy pajamas and warm shirt snuggled up to the fireplace. The glass seems more nudist camp…ha (I did see the curtains)! It would be a challenge to keep the finger prints off the glass too (not to mention the toilet issue already mentioned :). But, I think turtle would love the glass house for sure.


20 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm

LOL Yes, I am the cabin girl, but Turtle and Bella both would LOVE the glass house!!!


21 Young Werther February 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Modesty aside.. too cold for my liking 🙂


22 Sherry Riter February 3, 2013 at 10:58 pm

LOL I just keep thinking about all the fingerprints! LOL


23 Skip_D February 4, 2013 at 1:02 am

I’m still thinking about the break peek-a-boo bubble bath in that see-through bath tub 😀


24 Sherry Riter February 4, 2013 at 1:51 am

Oh my! Is Santa being naughty? LOL 😉


25 Skip_D February 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Santa? naughty? …imagine that 😉


26 Sherry Riter February 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I did. LOL 😛


27 Glenn May 15, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Confucius say “Man who live in glass house must dress in closet”, but seems that wouldn’t work here either. It would be pretty awesome, except when you wanted to sleep in.


28 Sherry Riter May 16, 2013 at 7:25 am

LOL Dressing in the closet wouldn’t work at all! Too funny!


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