by Kristine Villarroel | June 19, 2023

Soak in the Sunshine Inside These Houses Made of Glass

These modern homes with gorgeous glass facades showcase the Sunshine State's crowning feature.

This sunny home in Santa Rosa Beach is a synergistic blend of modern architecture and warm interior design. Photography by Jason Ellis 850 Photography.


Soaring ceilings, walls made of windows and smart design give this 5,983-square-foot Gulf Coast gem a palatial atmosphere. Situated on the sands of Santa Rosa Beach, this home marries modern exteriors with warm interior design for a coastal residence that’s at once elegant and cozy. Mint green cabinets mingle with a metallic subway tile backsplash for an eclectic kitchen while hardwood floors and earth tones throughout the rest of the home ground the space. Four of the five bedrooms have direct access to a private balcony that overlooks the Gulf, and each floor includes social space to host friends for a dinner party or game night. In the back, a shimmering private pool and hot tub offer a place to relax in the summer heat, and a private beach boardwalk makes popping over to the ocean a breeze. Surrounded by palm trees and white sand, this beachfront beauty invites you to while away the hours beside the water. 

125 Gulf Dunes Lane, Santa Rosa Beach

This modern mansion in Orlando is situated on the banks of Lake Sue. Photography by Harvey Smith.


Live out a dream lakefront lifestyle in this lavish residence perched on the banks of Lake Sue. This sprawling Sarasota Modern-style manor, originally built in 1973, underwent a major renovation in 2021, giving the facade a fresh face full of windows and a seamless interior where each room receives ample rays of sun. Inside the four-bedroom main house, a sleek cable staircase anchors the quirky split-level floorplan, inviting guests to explore the different nooks of the 6,709-square-foot property. On one floor you’ll find a minimalist kitchen with monochromatic cabinets and a sizable island finished with a gray quartz countertops, while another floor welcomes you into the master suite where the high-tech bathroom includes a spa-like shower with body sprays, a steam setting and built-in speakers. Guests may fall in love with the property so much that they won’t want to leave, and in that case, there’s a cabana in the back with an additional bedroom, office and even a yoga studio. 

3260 Lake Shore Drive, Orlando

This Naples home hovers over the Venetian Bay. Photography by Michael G. Lawler PA.


This minimalist masterpiece in Park Shore lets Southwest Florida’s natural splendor speak for itself. Covering 10,000 square feet and hovering directly over the Venetian Bay, the four-bedroom, six-bathroom home is sleek and stunning. Featuring geometric architecture and colossal windows for an unobstructed view of the bay, this lavish estate was made for outdoor living. Log laps in the large pool, lounge in the shade by the outdoor kitchen or warm up by the fireplace, which illuminates the back patio at night. While the open floor plan provides plenty of room for parties, the master suite maximizes privacy. Enjoy a wrap-around balcony, walk-in shower and enough closet space for the most passionate fashion aficionado. 

4100 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples