Real Estate Porn: Badass Glass Houses

Forget what you've been told. If you live in one of these badass glass houses, you can do whatever you want. But you'll be far too busy reveling in the sweeping views and polished interiors to waste your time throwing stones. You wish you lived here.

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You wish you lived here.

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Location: Hilltop glass pavilion in Lugano, Switzerland

Price: $5,348,680

Size: 6,455 square feet

Key selling points: If you've ever dreamed of living in a really trendy glass horseshoe, here's your chance. This U-shaped home and its ultra-modern furniture were completed by Italian architect Jacopo Mascheroni in 2010, but its simplicity and functionality (every room opens onto the garden) is timeless.

Listing: Wetag consulting

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Location: Toshiko Mori's "West Wind" in Osprey, Florida

Price: $9,900,000

Size: 7,120 square feet

Key selling points: New York architect Toshiko Mori, the former chair of Harvard's architecture department, created this stilted glass beach home with high ceilings, sleek interior surfaces, and private balcony, deck, and a swimming pool on two acres of botanical gardens. With its Ivy-League pedigree and (comparatively) low price-point, it's one smart buy.

Listing: Michael Saunders & Company

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Location: Contemporary pine forest home in Carmel, California

Price: $12,900,000

Size: 8,965 square feet

Key selling points: This home's honey-colored wood, vaulted ceilings, and glass exterior walls lend it the air of a sophisticated tree house, but you'll in no way be roughing it. The media room, fitness center, and fireplaces in your master suite and indoor spa will make your 6.5 acres of wilderness feel like the height of luxury.

Listing: Trulia

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Location: Marble-floored villa in Mallorca, Spain

Price: $12,118,736

Size: 26,395 square feet

Key selling points: This glass-paneled home is a contemporary palace, with white Brazilian marble flooring indoors and out, a wall-to-wall fireplace, cathedral ceilings, and an elevator to prevent you from actually having to trudge up and down your elegant spiral staircase.

Listing: Sotheby's

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