A glass box home is on the market in East Hampton , N.Y. , for $5.5 million reports Realtor.com writer Lisa Gordon. The home , which was designed by Jeff Smilow , the structural engineer of New York City’s Freedom Tower , and built by Juan A. Figueroa , who lived in the house briefly last summer. The 5,000-square-foot see-through house sits on nearly 2 acres and backs up to a 20-acre nature reserve. Gordon describes the house:
The first floor includes an entertainment area , dining space , and kitchen with white counters sitting on chocolate-brown cabinets. A wall of windows opens onto a concrete patio and a saltwater pool with spa. The second floor features two wings: one with two master suites , and the other with four en suite bedrooms. The basement , which connects to the house through a tunnel , features a four-car garage and storage space that could become a media room.
“I don’t think it’s for the mass buyer ,” Lori Macgarva , the home's listing agent says. “You have to know you’re living in complete openness ,’’ she says.
All this steel and glass begs the question: How do you keep all those windows clean?
“You have somebody do it ,” Macgarva says. “It’s not like you’re going out with a bottle of Windex.”