The Reason Why This House Was Encased In Glass Will Make You Want It Too. Really Amazing!

At first look, this lovely home of Charles Sacilotto and Marie Granmar looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. The house is fully wrapped with glass enclosure making it “mysterious” from the outside. But the thing is, from the inside, this home is just like any other regular home you regularly see around.

So, why did they or what makes them decide to have their house encased in glass? The answer is below.

Green Glass House

Instead of building a new house, the couple decided to purchase this small home located at Stockholm archipelago and construct the greenhouse around it.

“Originally Sacilotto looked for an empty lot to build an entirely new Naturhus, but he eventually settled on an old summer house on the Stockholm archipelago. Using Warne’s design, he covered the small summer house, plus an addition, in 4 millimeter glass. The footprint of the greenhouse is nearly double that of the home, leaving plenty of room for a wrap-around garden, and since inside the bubble it’s a Mediterranean climate, the couple now grow produce atypical for Sweden (e.g. figs, tomatoes, cucumbers).”

The greenhouse glass is built out of 4 millimeters thick security glass. It is designed to withstand outside elements and temperature making it really helpful during cold weather.

“The average temperature in Stockholm in January is -3°C (27°F). For Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto it can be much warmer thanks to the greenhouse that blankets their home. For example at the end of January it can be -2°C outside and it can be 15 to 20°C upstairs,” explains Sacilotto.”

The favorite spot and beloved feature of this house is the glass-covered roof deck. Since there’s no longer need for a roof, the couple removed it and now have a large space for sunbathing, reading or playing with their son on swings and bikes.


The couple also maintains fruit and vegetable gardens, grape trees, and even a small goldfish pond – all within the greenhouse walls. Sacilotto and Granmar water their plants with rainwater collected from underground cisterns and have even installed their own sustainable independent sewage system.

Outside Greenhouse

Inside Glass House

Get a tour inside of this awesome house. Watch the video below.

Would you want to have a house a like this?

37 thoughts on “The Reason Why This House Was Encased In Glass Will Make You Want It Too. Really Amazing!

  1. It’s kind of genius. I think I’d love it in the winter, but it might be too warm for me in the summer. I think I’d get claustrophobic. Sitting on the roof and star watching would be pretty awesome though.

  2. I guess that is one way to keep your roof from leaking. Does the sunlight actually heat the place or do they need a furnace. If they are using a furnace seems like it would be an expensive heat bill in the winter? Looks nice though.

  3. This is totally amazing…thanks so much for featuring this house! I don’t know if I can do this too, but it sure encourages me that if others can do it then perhaps my hubby and I can try in the future when we settle into a small cottage.

  4. What an awesome and unique idea! I don’t know if I could live there full time but it does seem like a un place to visit/vacation in <3

  5. This is indeed an amazing house. I would love a house like this for sure. You would save so much energy from just using the sun. Thanks for sharing this amazing natural home.

  6. I would love to be able to not have to worry about the Winter killing my garden or having to dig out a trail for my dogs to find their way through the snow to go potty. This is really cool!

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