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The Glass House by AR Design Studio Modernizes a Historical Home

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: ardesignstudio and contemporist
The Glass House by AR Design Studio isn't what it sounds like at first, in a way it is better. Instead of being an entire structure made out of glass, it is an existing residence that has modernized with a glass extension. A beautiful blending of old and new, it maintains the historical aspect of the property while bringing it into the 21st century.

There is also an interesting backstory to the Glass House by AR Design Studio. When the project first started, a body was discovered. Then two more. It turned out that it was once an ancient Roman burial site. The manor house itself was built in 1856 and the old servants quarters reflects that longevity. The owner's love of glass is what inspired its use throughout the new extension.