The Glass House at The Lakes by Yoo in Lechlade is a unique home with a glass façade. The house is sitting in the lake distinguishing it from any other house on the estate, and most likely also from any other house in the UK. An amazing example of luxurious “outside in living” , the architecture is geared to evoke the feeling of living outdoors in almost every corner of the property.
The house has 600sqm of interior space across 3 levels, providing different private spaces linked by a central staircase, which connects each of the levels all the way to the roof terrace.
The basement incorporates a relaxation/leisure zone (private cinema, games/bar area, wellness / spa area) and sits in the lake. Despite being underground the basement has a bright and spacious feel from windows at a height of 3 meters, allowing light to flood into the wellness and games rooms. The bright central stairwell provides further natural light all the way from the central glass roof section.
The ground floor lower split level predominantly houses the living space with a huge kitchen / dining area / living room spread across the entire width of the house, offering high lake front views, where 3 huge glass doors can fully open up to the wrap around terrace space. There is a contemporary wood fired fireplace separating the lounge from the dining/kitchen area. There is a TV room and an en-suite large double bedroom on the higher split level of the ground floor, both having 2 sided transparent glass walls to the outside space.
All the ground floor has an almost 360 degree decked terrace leading on from the various living spaces providing access to the lake, lower deck and the private garden with picnic bench.
The 1st floor is the sleeping /working zone with 3 more bedrooms including the master bedroom, all en-suite and all providing 2 sided transparent glass walls flooding the rooms with light and offering spectacular lake views. There is also a study looking onto the full panorama of the lake with its own open contemporary wood fired fire place. The 1st floor hall provides a 6 meter window with views of the trees and to the roof skylight window stretching across the width of the house.
Finally, the top floor boasts the large roof terrace, entered via an electric skylight door at the top of the staircase. The roof terrace has a 360 degree panoramic view, capturing views of 3 different lakes and the surrounding nature.
The roof terrace also features a garden and has an inbuilt wood pizza oven, BBQ and dining bench. The roof terrace attracts sun throughout the day and has sweeping views of the lakes and the surrounding estate.