STEVE HERMANN’S GLASS PAVILLION
LINEAR ELEGANCE AMONGST THE OAKS OF MONTECITO
Set on 3,5 acres of lush Montecito oak groves, The Glass Pavilion by Steve Hermann not only pays homage to the likes of Mies Van Der Rohe and Philip Johnson, but also stands as a testament to good, modern 21st Century design. Its linear elegance as well as its unconventionally open private spaces accentuate the relationship that the geometric and the man-made can have with nature. This abode goes beyond function and fuses with its environment through massive uninterrupted glass vistas supported by the absolute minimum in opaque building materials. The result is breathtakingly beautiful and is yet another ace in the hand for self-taught celebrity architect, Steve Hermann. For over 20 years Mr. Hermann has been producing cutting edge masterpieces for such celebrity clientèle as Christina Aguilera, Frankie Muniz, Courtney Cox, and fashion designer Vera Wang who recently acquired his Coldwater Canyon Cole House for 9,2 million.
The features list reads like a true who’s who of design with all the amenities working in harmony across the home’s 14,000 square feet of meticulously hand poured terrazo floors. As to be expected, the living room is completely enrobed by nature with its tempered Starfire glass paneled walls blurring the barrier between indoor and outdoor space. The airy and light effect is anchored by a monolithic but streamline marble fireplace and equally space defining Rimedesio shelving. The kitchen is at the heart of the design and features built-in dishwashers, steam ovens, and espressso machines from Miele, Wolf Sub-Zero, and Gaggeneau. The property features 5 bedrooms and 5,5 bathrooms replete with Calvin Klein grey wall fabrics, beautifully grained oak paneling from Tabu, Italy, Poliform high gloss lacquered cabinetry, Ann Sacks glass tiles, and Antonio Lupi bath fixtures. Rather than a vain exercise in name dropping the choices made by Hermann compliment the design scheme to add not only a touch of discrete elegance, but also a fully integrated framework to living. The house is further complimented with a wine-tasting room, office, art gallery like corridors, Crestron home automation system, a standard 2 car garage and an impressive 4,700 square foot, 32 car capacity subterreanean gallery perfect for exposing art collections or hosting a legendary soirée.
The property is currently listed at $13,990,000 and is being presented by Sotheby’s International realtor, Suzanne Perkins.