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An amazing glass block house in Springs

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Surrounded by nature

This see-through glass box home was designed by Jeff Smilow, structural engineer of NYC's Freedom Tower. It juxtaposes the streamlined design glass and steel with the organic environment that surrounds it. At a massive 10,000 square feet, the house offers six bedrooms and 6.5 baths. One staircase leads to two master suites, both with marble baths, and another staircase leads to four guest bedrooms, each with its own bath.

There’s a basement that connects via tunnel with a marble bathroom, a 4 car garage, and “a generously sized storage area with potential to be a future cinema room.” Outside, there’s a 27’ x 55’ heated, saltwater gunite pool with inset hot tub. The plot side is 1.93 acres, with a large nature preserve in the rear.

Asking price is $5.5M. Will anyone pay that? We haven’t the slightest idea, but we do think the house could be staged/furnished more invitingly. The house has lots of potential, but from the photos, the interiors are more “airport waiting room” than “home.” What do you say?