Decorating with the view is smart. It does become the focal point. Here we have a glass wall that allows the view to be appreciated. Spectacular or not. Our view is expanded. Our eye has something other than a blank wall to reflect on. Glass from it’s infancy has been a spectacular way to expand, raise our style of living. This Penthouse has low-profile furniture. Nothing too high to block the view, No complicated patterns that would distract from the view.
Origin of Glass:
Glass was created in Egypt in 3500 BC. First came Glass beads and this was probably a by-product of metal working. Jewelry!
From beads we went to vessels. Bowls, Vases & Urns. Glass was rolled or annealed (process of cooling). The creation of Glass was a luxury and kept secret for millennia. Glass blowing started in the first century c.e. and with the discovery of clear glass, (through the introduction of manganese dioxide), the glass blowers in Alexandria, began to use glass for architectural purposes.
The next big change to glass was to add lead oxide to the molten glass; this improved the appearance of the glass and made it easier to melt using sea-coal as a furnace fuel. The process was first discovered by George Ravenscroft in 1674, who was the first to produce clear lead crystal glassware on an industrial scale. [wikipedia]
From this date we have thermal glass – so we can use it despite raging heat and brutally cold weather. These gorgeous rooms (above & below) with glass walls certainly expand your living space. This much glass takes a lot of attention. It has to be clean. It is expensive. What will you do for privacy? It’s not really for the first time home-owner, fresh out of college. This is probably a penthouse. There are many ways to get a similar view without the penthouse price. Check back! Usually – Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturdays!