There’s nothing quite like a room with a view — and if you live in a glass-front home, you get the perk of having many rooms with a view. These stunning condos, houses, villas and estates have views of the ocean, mountains, city skylines and more. That said, you’ll need a few million — and to be OK with the idea that people can peek into your home — to live in these spectacular, expensive properties.
Pricing is accurate as of May 22, 2019, and is subject to change.
Tranquil Villa in Athens, Greece
- Price: $3.7 million
- Square-footage: 356
This three-level, two-bedroom, four-bathroom villa offers panoramic views from every room, giving it a tranquil feeling, yet it’s located close enough to downtown Athens for easy access to the best the city has to offer. The main level features an open-floor-plan kitchen with direct access to the swimming pool, while the upper level has two elegant master bedrooms. The lower level would also be the ideal site for a play area.
Premium Penthouse in Austin, Texas
- Price: $4.8 million
- Square-footage: 3,147
Located at the W Residences, this three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom penthouse has 20-foot ceilings and panoramic views of downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake. The open-floor-plan condo is equipped with stainless steel modern appliances, a soaking tub, walk-in shower and more. Residents have access to the W Austin hotel amenities, including the pool, gym, steam room, yoga studio and Away spa.
Beachfront Villa With Majestic Views in Blue Mountain, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
- Price: $5.75 million
- Square-footage: 7,000
You’d be just steps away from the beach if you lived in this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom villa that offers oceanfront views of Providenciales’ North Shore. The home is the perfect place to entertain, with multiple indoor and outdoor bars, a beach deck and lounge, and a fire pit.
Country Contemporary Home in Austin, Texas
- Price: $5.98 million
- Square-footage: 7,528
Country living is luxurious in this five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom contemporary home, which features western-facing glass windows and doors that seamlessly disappear into the walls for a true indoor-outdoor space. The quiet haven has panoramic countryside views, plus modern touches like state-of-the-art appliances, floating walls, quartz countertops and a resort-style pool.
Waterfront Retreat in Southampton, New York
- Price: $6.5 million
- Square-footage: 5,200
Enjoy the sunset from every floor of this three-level, six-bedroom waterfront home that features a western-facing, full-height glass wall. Relax in the home’s pool or spa as you watch the boats sail by your private dock, head inside to work up a sweat at the gym or watch a movie in the theater room.
Dune House in Long Bay, Turks and Caicos
- Price: $6.95 million
- Square-footage: 7,683
Contemporary Caribbean living is epitomized by this five-bedroom, five-bathroom residence located in Long Bay Beach’s South Bank neighborhood. The home sits on an elevated dune on more than three miles of beach and has 107 feet of beach frontage — which means all five bedrooms face the ocean, as do the living areas. Premium features include an L-shaped pool, a covered outdoor dining area, oversized soaking tubs and more.
Modern Mountain Home in Incline Village, Nevada
- Price: $7.5 million
- Square-footage: 6,725
Outdoor and ski enthusiasts will love the panoramic views of Lake Tahoe that are visible from this five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom mountain home. Features include a gourmet kitchen, walk-in closets, marble countertops, hardwood floors and three fireplaces. The home is still under construction so the buyer can pick their own custom finishes.
Open and Bright Beach House in Dana Point, California
- Price: $8 million
- Square-footage: 3,705
This brand new custom oceanfront home located in a gated community has five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and unobstructed views of the beach from both floors. No expense was spared in the building of this home, which includes marble and stone throughout, motorized window treatments, an elevator, a temperature-controlled, 90-bottle wine room and a state-of-the-art security system.
SoCal Stunner in Newport Beach, California
- Price: $9.4 million
- Square-footage: 4,517
Get the best of Southern California living in this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home located on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, right on the boardwalk with direct access to the beach. Walls of glass on the top and bottom levels face the ocean and easily open to create an extended beachfront terrace on the lower level. There’s plenty of space to relax or entertain with a professional-grade kitchen and an outdoor firepit, plus three-bedroom suites.
Luxurious Beachfront Mansion in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Price: $11.71 million
This newly constructed seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion offers open sea views through its plethora of windows. The home features an elevator, two kitchens, private beach access, an infinity pool, a private garden and a barbecue area. There’s also plenty of parking for car-lovers and their guests, with 10 spaces available.
Resort-Style Villa in Long Bay, Turks and Caicos
- Price: $12.9 million
- Square-footage: 18,000
With 15 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, this glass-front home is essentially your very own private resort, complete with an infinity-edge swimming pool, beachside deck, outdoor dining areas, a barbecue, a fire pit and a yoga pavilion. Located at the Long Bay Beach Club, up to 36 guests can enjoy the endless ocean views at this sustainably designed property.
Celebrity Mansion in Los Angeles
- Price: $16.2 million
- Square-footage: 9,400
Live like a star in this five-bedroom, nine-bathroom Sunset Strip home — formerly owned by a celebrity — that features a palm tree-lined entranceway, 40-foot infinity pool, gas fire pits, a Zen garden, two walk-in closets, an elevator, a home theater and a temperature-controlled wine area. But what really makes the home are the views — which stretch from Los Angeles to Palos Verdes — visible through the 12-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows that open with the push of a button.
Corner Condo in New York City
- Price: $18.25 million
- Square-footage: 3,951
The four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom West Village condo offers views from its floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies of the Hudson River and downtown Manhattan. The residence is entered through a private entry foyer and is fitted with luxurious details including dark-stained hardwood floors, marble countertops, automated lighting and window coverages, and a Sonos sound system.
Architectural Tour de Force in Los Angeles
- Price: $22.7 million
- Square-footage: 9,997
All three stories of this five-bedroom, 10-bathroom new construction have city-to-ocean views, with 300 feet of uninterrupted frontage. The Sunset Strip-area home brings indoor-outdoor living to the next level with 5,000 square feet of outdoor space and automatic Fleetwood glass walls that look out onto the rest of the property and beyond. Other amenities include a four-car garage, a custom theater, custom Bulthaup kitchen and a glass-bottomed, infinity-edge pool.
Full-Floor Residence With Panoramic Views in New York
- Price: $58.5 million
- Square-footage: 6,234
Enter this full-floor, four-bedroom condo located on the 87th floor of the exclusive ONE57 building from one of three private elevators. You’ll be greeted with panoramic, 360-degree views of Central Park, the Hudson River, the East River and New York City skyline through the residence’s nearly 12-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows. When you’re done gawking at the views, cook up a meal at the eat-in chef’s kitchen, complete with Miele appliances, or relax in the private master suite, which has its own 22-foot-wide dressing room and en-suite bathroom with an air jet soaking tub. Other amenities include 24/7 doormen and concierge service.
Clifftop Escape in Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece
- Price: Upon request
- Square-footage: 10,333
Virtually glass-walled along its entire frontage, this clifftop estate is set on two acres and has seven bedrooms and six full bathrooms. The home boasts breathtaking views of the sea, the mountains of Albania, the ancient site of Butrint, mainland Greece and the islands of the Ionian — but the views aren’t the only thing it has going for it. Top-of-the-line amenities include a fully equipped gym, hammam steam room, yoga pergola, covered Jacuzzi with sea views, a theater room, multiple pools and private gardens.
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