Glass Pavilion House




























Steve Hermann Architecture
The Glass Pavilion
Montecito, Santa Barbara

The Glass Pavilion is a redefining structure within modernism. It is a benchmark building that sets the bar as to what modernism is and can be. Throughout the last century there has been a few great buildings that defined modernism and inspired a generation to imagine what is possible not only within architecture but as a society as a whole. Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion and Farnsworth house, as well as Phillip Johnson’s glass house were these type of defining structures. Now, Steve Hermann’s Glass Pavilion takes the architectural tenants of these greats and catapults these concepts into the new millennium.


Through the use of massive structural steel beams, the home is able to appear weightless as it hovers above an expansive lawn. No expense has been spared during the six years that it took to complete this groundbreaking structure. All of the large glass panels are Star Fire glass, an incredibly clear glass usually reserved for jewelry displays. It s kitchen and baths are by such famous names as Varena, Poliform and Antonio Lupi (available through stardust.com). In each category the best and most exciting products from around the world were sourced to make this home flawless in each category. The home has five bedrooms, five and a half baths, grand hallway and large wine room. The glass pavilion includes an art gallery where the owner currently displays their vintage car collection. The space is so generous that it is capable of holding up to 32 cars within its walnut lined walls.

This is a home with possibly no equal. The combination of architectural groundbreaking style and extreme detail in finish quality make it a home without compare. It is the pinnacle of architecture for this generation and will define the era in which it was built.


The Glass Pavilion would make Philip Johnson (Philip Johnson's Glass House) and Mies van der Rohe (Farnsworth House) smile from ear to ear.  Steve Hermann got everything right, down to the last detail.  This icon of modern architecture was created by architect Steve Hermann who calls this his 'opus'.  The Glass Pavilion is a benchmark building that sets the bar as to what modernism is and can be. Set within a 3.5+/- acre estate of oak groves in Montecito, the wealthy enclave of Santa Barbara, this home is impressive beyond words. The five bedrooms, five and a half bath home is 14,000+/- square feet. The glass pavilion includes a large kitchen with wine room holding several thousand bottles, grand hallway, and art gallery. The art gallery currently displays a vintage car collection. The space is so generous that it is capable of holding up to 32 cars within its walnut lined walls. This is a world home with possibly no equal. The combination of architectural groundbreaking style and extreme detail in finish quality make it a home without compare. It is the pinnacle of architecture for this generation and will define the era in which it was built.

Set within a 3.5+/- acre estate of oak groves in Montecito and boasting 14,000+/- sq. ft. under roof, this home is impressive beyond words. An almost entirely glass home it allows occupants to be comfortably inside while completely enveloped within nature. As you drive down the long gated driveway, it slowly comes into view. You are immediately confronted with a large all glass home, floating above gently rolling lawns. The site of it is awe-inspiring.

Amenities List:

Living Room
Three walls of Starfire glass. Statuary marble fireplace with hidden plasma T.V. behind artwork, terrazzo floors through entire house, Rimedesio shelving system.

Dining Room
David Weeks mid century inspired chandelier hangs over the dining table, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows.

Kitchen
Poliform/Varena white lacquered cabinetry, 2 Miele ovens, 1 Miele Steamer, 1 Miele convection microwave, 1 Miele espresso maker, 2 Meile dishwashers, 2 sub zero refrigerators, Varena hood, LCD T. V, Crestron home automation panel, statuary marble countertops, Gaggeneau modular range and BBQ.

Wine Room
Poliform/Varena high gloss lacquer cabinetry capable of holding several thousand bottles. Room is temperature controlled and has additional white wine coolers.

Grand Hallway
Straight grained oak paneled walls from Tabu in Italy, Calvin Klein grey wool fabric paneled walls, B&B Italia shelving system built into the walls, Crestron Home automation panel, Botticino wall switches, recessed lights, uplighting and pathway lights all on a Vantage lighting system.

Master Bedroom
Wool fabric paneled wall, straight grain oak paneled wall, full wall fireplace made out of Statuary marble with ten foot long fireplace, terrazzo floors, floor-to -eiling glass walls overlooking the oak grove.

Master Bath/Closet
Poliform high gloss lacquered walk in cabinetry in closet, Antonio Lupi high gloss white vanity with minimalist countertop and 2 built in sinks, Jesse vanity faucets, Antonio Lupi free standing tub, walls of Italian porcelain, oversized shower with 2 standard rain shower heads and one 3 foot long Dorn Bracht rain head in ceiling. Agape toilets from Italy.

Bedroom Number 1, 2 & 3
Oak paneled walls with built in mirror, Poliform high gloss lacquered closets, automated curtains, Plasma T.V., bathroom glass tile from Anne Saks, shower pan by Antonio Lupi, shower faucet by Fantini, vanity by Antonio Lupi, faucets by Jesse, aced etched glass wall, Agape Toilet.

Office
Pinstriped fabric wall paneling, Poliform Shelving system, Samsung plasma T.V., Polifom walk in closet, Antonio Lupi vanity, Jesse Faucets, Antonio Lupi shower pan, Fantini shower system, Ann Saks glass tile.

The Gallery
Walnut lined walls of an oversized gallery capable of holding up to 30 collector cars or an enormous art collection. Lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows.

Estate Amenities
3.5 Oak covered wooded acres
Amazing view of Oaks and Mountains from all glass house
Gated estate with long driveway
Completely private
Brand new world class achitectural
Indoor parking for up to 32 cars
Starfire glass throughout
Poured in place terrazzo floors
7 zones of HVAC plus 4 zones of radiant floor heating
Interior black glass doors by Movi
Whole home automation by Crestron
Lighting system by Vantage
Whole home audio system
All Poliform Cabinetry
Bathrooms by Antonio Lupi
Security cameras and system
Full home water filtration system

Glass Pavilion House
780 Ashley Road
Montecito, CA 93108

Listed for $35,000,000

* 5 bedrooms
* 5 full baths
* 1 half bath
* Interior: 13,875 sq. ft. (approx.)
* Acreage: 3.49 acres (approx.)












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Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, 1951