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January 27th, 2016 by MichiganLiving 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 responses to “The Reason Why This House Was Encased In Glass Will Make You Want It Too. Really Amazing!”

  1. Chris Lewis says:

    Interesting concept/ Love the idea of keeping the house warmer and the ability to do more with gardening, etc!

  2. Lisa Martens says:

    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.

  3. Rachel says:

    That is so cool. My mom who loves to plant would love this!

  4. Mardene Carr says:

    This is genius and exactly what I want for my new digs. I am saving this for future use . Fabulousness all around!

  5. tara pittman says:

    I would love a house like this. This would be cool year round to be able to feel like I am outside.

  6. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    That is a pretty cool idea. Good for him for doing it.

  7. Jonathan says:

    This house is such a fun concept! Wow it would be great to live in a place like this.

  8. Woah this is the coolest thing I have seen all day. He is a genius!

  9. Eve Redmond says:

    Wow this is awesome! So interesting.

  10. Elizabeth O. says:

    That is so awesome! I would definitely want a house like this!

  11. A GEEK DADDY says:

    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.

  12. michelle says:

    i’m not sure if i would want that full time but i would love to stay in that house to experience that. i love the roof a lot

  13. Giannina Guy says:

    I have to say it looks a bit strange but the concept is a brilliant one. Imagine being able to garden successfully all year round!

  14. Alli says:

    The roof is what I love the most about this unusual house. To sit there at night and look at the stars would be amazing.

  15. I’ve never heard of a house under glass before. Not having to shovel snow would be nice. As far as leaving the roof of the house off, I’d be nervous the ceiling would cave so I’d still need to keep the roof on.

  16. That’s pretty awesome! I mean, it’s definitely not for me, but I love their commitment to growing their own food, and that they’re growing things not normally growable in their country.

  17. Ali Williams says:

    How wood you keep it all clean? It’s very cool and I’m sure amazingly efficient. I love greenhouses but I don’t think I would want to live in one.

  18. Vera Sweeney says:

    That is such an amazing looking house!!! I would love the roof, imagine watching a lightning storm from there!

  19. 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.

  20. Liz Mays says:

    I think I’d feel too closed in, but that’s just me. Overall the concept is incredibly smart though.

  21. This is just so innovative, creative and cool! Thanks for sharing this – the possibilities are endless! 🙂

  22. Angelic Sinova says:

    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

  23. What awesome idea!! It looks like a lovely place to go on vacations!

  24. Oh my, this is amazing. I want this house, too!

  25. Miles L. says:

    This looks unusually cool and awesome! I haven’t of having a house like this. It’s so unique.

  26. Lexie Lane says:

    This is really cool and interesting. Want to try that, this is so smart.

  27. Heather S-G says:

    That is pretty cool. I’m sure if being enclosed in that glass would make me claustrophic or not, but I’d be willing to try for the sake of my wallet!

  28. Ana says:

    Oh my gosh this idea is so cool! It looks like a super awesome home to go on vacation

  29. Nikka Shae says:

    Wow!! This is so cool!!! My mom loves her plants and flowers!! She would love to have this in her back yard!!

  30. Chanelle says:

    This is a cool thing to do. I am sure it is gorgeous in person.

  31. Amy Jones says:

    I would be scared about living in a glass encased house. I would feel too exposed

  32. Rebecca Swenor says:

    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.

  33. rika says:

    wow.. such a cool house. Never seen anything like this.

  34. ricci says:

    This is actually brilliant idea!! I love the idea of being able to grow fruits and veggies that you wouldn’t be able to naturally!

  35. Melissa says:

    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!

  36. Urvi says:

    I love gardening and these seems like great idea for it. I love the pictures too.

  37. rika says:

    That’s a pretty cool house.. but I don’t think i could live in a glass house.

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