Houses with glass walls

This week: properties with glass walls – from a converted medieval barn in Canterbury to a house in Hertfordshire designed by Jørn Utzon, the architect of Sydney Opera House


The Manor Barn, Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, Kent. A converted medieval barn set in landscaped gardens designed by a Royal Horticultural Society award-winning team. The property retains its exposed and vaulted beams and has glass walls with views over a lake. 5 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, cinema room, office, 5 garages, summer house, 2 lakes, 2.8 acres. £2.85m Strutt & Parker 01227-451123.


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Ahm House, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A 1960s, Grade II-listed house designed by Jrn Utzon, the architect of Sydney Opera House. The living room has floor-to-ceiling glass walls overlooking the garden and concrete and timber detailing. 6 beds, dressing room, 3 baths, sauna, 2 receps. £3.5m The Modern House 020-3795 5920.


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Naldrett House, Rudgwick, Horsham, West Sussex. A Grade II-listed country house with a Georgian-style faade. To the rear is a glass wall that opens onto a courtyard with a swimming pool. 7 beds, 6 baths, 3 receps, gym, gardens, tennis court, stables, 4 acres. £3.5m Strutt & Parker 01483-306565.

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A contemporary barn in Ghent, New York, US. A contemporary barn in a rural setting with views of the Catskill Mountains. It has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, exposed beams, open-plan living areas and copper and glass exterior cladding. 3 beds, 4 baths, open-plan living area, 2 loft offices, gardens. $1.75m Halstead Property +1 518 828 0181.


Racton Road, London SW6. A property with a contemporary interior designed to include several glass skylights and a glass rear extension that leads on from the kitchen. The kitchen has solid oak floors and exposed brickwork. 5 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, cellar, garden. £2.7m John D Wood 020-7731 1487.


Spring House, Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. A house built in 2012 with a glass wall to the rear that has fully retractable sliding doors leading onto a large courtyard. 6 beds, 4 baths, dressing room, recep, study, housekeeper's en-suite bedroom, gardens. £2.75m Knight Frank 01442-861610.


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Berry Street, London EC1. A penthouse designed by the Stirling Prize-winning architect David Chipperfield. The upper floor comprises a Miesian pavilion with glass walls divided into different zones that can be screened off with sliding walls. 3 beds, 2 baths, garage, off-street parking. £3.1m The Modern House 020-3795 5920.


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The School House, Oakford, Tiverton, Devon. A converted schoolhouse with views over the Exe Valley. The property has a floor-to-ceiling glazed entrance that reaches up to a galleried walkway on the first floor. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, gardens, parking. £650,000 Savills 01392-455755.