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.
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.
Get a tour inside of this awesome house. Watch the video below.
Would you want to have a house a like this?