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Entertain in a glass house by Eric Cobb

Unapologetically modern in style and price

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Two things are particularly refreshing about this 3,183 square foot house for sale in Madison Valley: 1) it is unapologetically modern, and 2) the nice, round price of $2,000,000. Why be conventional with anything in a house that is dramatically unconventional?

It is a new millennium. We no longer have to build with wood, stones, and bricks. This Eric Cobb original is a glass house. The glass may be the only thing old and new houses have in common. The rest of the structure relies on readily available materials like concrete and steel, and doesn’t hide the steel.

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Look around the living room and notice the wide lattice of brown steel I-beams that hold the building up while also framing the enormous windows. It is natural that the stairs, their treads, and the rails are also steel. If a surface isn’t steel or glass, it’s concrete, also a natural for the fireplace and mantel, though a gas fireplace doesn’t have the same concerns as burning wood requires.

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This is one of the few houses that doesn’t emphasize the kitchen, and yet is well-enough equipped to serve more than the setting for six shown in the photo. A five-burner cooktop can produce quality and quantity without drawing attention to itself. Including a wok station is a nice touch.

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Regardless of style, the basic functions of a house remain. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms continue the modern materials theme, but at least some of the walls aren’t obviously poured, though some are. Glass-fronted closets and a glassed-in shower are part of the central theme.

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The house was built for entertaining, which includes a 1,200 square foot deck with a gas fireplace. Being on the roof means catching more of the view of Lake Washington and the backdrop of mountains.

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As for the 6,403 square foot property, its slope helps explains the views, and also may be while there appears to be some active slope control measures in place, possibly another place where concrete was applied.