1. Floating Farmhouse, Eldred, N.Y.
Nestled in the Catskills, this 1820s home has features galore, from the two-story glass-walled views, a wood-fired pizza oven and a lake stocked with trout for fishing. Against the covered porch is the creek with a trickling waterfall below.
2. Desert Beauty, Tucson, Ariz.
Gaze out at the Sonoran desert with cacti, quail, coyotes and more outside your windows. In the morning, the sun rises over the Catalina mountains in the bedroom and sets over the Tucson mountains in the dining area.
3. The Glass House, Richland County, Wis.
Go camping, but in a glass cabin that lets you soak in the beauty of the woods with a gas fireplace and air conditioning. Across the footbridge is a kitchenette and full bath, plus there’s a patio and firepit for s’mores and stargazing.
4. Krisel Glass Cabin, Palm Springs, Calif.
Designed by architect William Krisel, the house has been restored to its midcentury modern glory, but with modern amenities. The master bedroom overlooks the pool and mountains, as well as a private garden.
5. Glass House, Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers, Calif.
This desert home has so much to offer, beyond stunning views of Sequoia National Park. There’s also private river access, a trampoline, a ping pong table, a projection screen for movie night, indoor and outdoor fireplaces plus a hammock for park naps.
6. Luxury Escape, Hill Country, Texas
Watch the sunset from the pool, the dining room or on the living room couch as all face the hills of Central Texas. When you’ve taken it all in, retreat to the jacuzzi, attached to the master bedroom.
7. Limestone Landmark, Hays County, Texas
Located near Austin, this limestone and steel palace sleeps eight, has a huge screened-in porch, a swing, an outdoor pool and a thoroughly modern kitchen. Slow down and take in the trees and the pastures with a nearby charming town, restaurants and a vineyard.
8. Beachfront 360° Rooftop View, Oxnard, Calif.
Barbie’s beach palace has nothing on this glass-walled stunner with a roof deck and views of the Channel Islands. When the sun has set, there are motorized window shades for privacy, huge tubs for soaking and a massive skylight in the third-floor bedroom for looking up.
9. Lotus Lake House, Chicago Park, Calif.
This Michelle Kaufmann-designed home is green-certified, has accordion-style glass walls that open to the deck and views of Rollins Lake. Enjoy seven acres of land with a trail down to the lake, complete with a canoe.
10. Stowe Glass House, Stowe, Vt.
You can pack a lot of fun into this five-bedroom house with glass walls that face Mt. Mansfield. Ski in the winter, use the heated pool in the summer or lounge by one of the three wood fireplaces. There’s even a five-person cedar sauna with a topographical glass map of the mountain inside.
11. Invisible House, Joshua Tree, Calif.
Like a desert mirage, this glass home reflects the colors of the landscape around it with floor-to-ceiling glass. Swim in the indoor pool or open the wall to reveal boulders, brush and colors of the sunset outside.
A room with a view or total privacy?