07/31/2012 10:41 am ET

8 Clearly Cool Glass Houses

Glass-walled homes have been around for a while now — midcentury showstoppers such as the late Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., set the bar for glass-heavy private residences — and seem to have only gotten more boldly transparent as time has marched on. We’ve rounded up eight of our favorite glass residences from around the globe.

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