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10 Home Design Ideas That Never Went Mainstream

Bob Vila Logo By Andréana Lefton of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 10: In 1948, Philip Johnson built his “Glass House,” an experiment in minimalism, geometry, and reflection. All the walls, both interior and exterior, are constructed of transparent glass. The lack of privacy never appealing to the house-buying public, however. The Glass House is now a museum in New Canaan, Connecticut.Related: America’s 50 Most Infamous Homes

The Glass House

In 1948, Philip Johnson built his “Glass House,” an experiment in minimalism, geometry, and reflection. All the walls, both interior and exterior, are constructed of transparent glass. The lack of privacy never appealing to the house-buying public, however. The Glass House is now a museum in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Related: America’s 50 Most Infamous Homes

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