Best use of glass

Every home is a collection of beautiful (and, sometimes, not so beautiful) features, working together to create a harmonious whole. This week we’re focusing on glass and some of the featured homes that have made the best use of it. Most commonly used in windows, here we see glass doors, frames, and even walls!

113 Wellington Street, St Kilda, Vic 3182

One of St Kilda’s most innovative homes is now for sale, priced at $6.7 – $7.3 million. This five-storey glass house seems like it’s showcasing luxurious living for the world to see, but it’s surprisingly private thanks to automated sheer and blackout blinds. 

The property was designed as a multi-generational home, with each of the four bedrooms ‘its own studio apartment’, and the centre of the home is another glass confection. Here a soaring three-storey, glass-topped void provides some breathing space and connects the kitchen with the rest of the house. 

Expressions of interest close Thursday, May 27 at 5 pm.


Oliver Bruce – 0409 856 599
Andrew Campbell – 0419 366 545
Marshall White Bayside

11 Mona Street, Battery Point, Tas 7004

Hidden away on one of Hobart’s most desirable streets, a Victorian Gothic façade hides a surprisingly modern home.  First built in 1878, ‘Vernon’ is a five-bedroom, two-storey house set in the middle of 1,814sqm of picturesque grounds. From the outside, a tower, chimneys, detailed timber gables, double-hung windows and a delicate blue roof hint at what’s inside – a harmonious blend of old and new that can only be described as elegant..

Stained glass can be found in several rooms – especially the grand entry, but the true showcase is the former woodshed. Now a sunroom, glass doors down both sides of the room let in light and air, with a dual-front wood fireplace keeping the whole space cosy.

It’s hard to put a price on such an incredible property, and that’s why the owners have been seeking expressions of interest.


Kim Morgan – 0408 297 440
Eunice Ware – 0402 200 687
Peterswald for Property Battery Point

1 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islands, Qld 4216

This Paul Clout-designed waterfront home isn’t on the market anymore, selling to a miner for $6.85 million, but it’s still beautiful to look at! Split over three levels on a 1,141sqm block, this five-bedroom home enjoys the best that life has to offer.

For something special when it comes to glass, the foyer walls are hand-cut gemstones from South Africa, and they’ve been layered into glass, backlit and installed. For a more traditional offering, the multi-level glass panes displaying views across the water can’t be ignored.


Jay Capel – 0436 000 059
Alex Phillis – 0411 600 300
Phillis Real Estate Paradise Point

23 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, NSW 2021

In the middle of tightly-held Paddington, this Victorian character home is going to auction with a price guide of $8 million. Despite a series of renovations, the two-level home’s historic features have been lovingly preserved in nearly every room. A double lounge at the front of the house displays that beautiful Victorian detail in crystal chandeliers, intricate medallions, high ceilings, and delicate scrollwork on the front windows. The kitchen is significantly more modern, with concertina folding glass doors letting out onto the deck and a substantial granite breakfast bar. Surrounded by potted shrubs and beautifully private, the glass-framed pool is the perfect spot to enjoy a lazy afternoon


Saturday, May 8 at 3:45 pm


Maclay Longhurst – 0420 206 659
Emily Davidson – 0437 492 378
Bresic Whitney Estate Agents Darlinghurst

The Empyre, 68 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Currently run as a business, this piece of Castlemaine’s history might become a private residence if the owners’ price of $2.7 million is met.

The Empyre has been described as a melding of old-world charm with contemporary glamour, and it’s easy to see why. Classical features like elaborate rosettes and cornices, casement windows, mantles and wallpaper can be seen in each of the eight bedrooms and the plush lounge rooms.  Best of all, the original leadlight glass is still present at the front of the property in all its colourful glory.


Jeremy Bottomley – 0433 772 033
Jellis Craig Castlemaine

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