Floating House In Berkshires Worth $1M Designed and Built by Boston Architect Warren Schwartz

By on Feb 14, 2011 in Arts, United States, Weird Comments
Floating House Worth $1M
Berkshire, Massachusetts

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Warren Schwartz, a Boston architect of Schwartz/Silver Architects, designed and built a $1 Million-house made of glass, stell and concrete that looks like a floating house from a panoramic view in Berkshires, Massachusetts, according to a report by Juliet Chung of  WSJ.

The slim glass house, completed in 2009 with a rectangular volume of 17-by-90-foot and cantilevers for 45 feet, was built by Schwartz in the slopes down a hill in Berkshires for himself and his wife Sheila Fiekowsky, who plays the violin for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It has three bedrooms and climbs to about 30 feet to provide an overlooking view of the wooden hills and rooftop terrace.

Half of the house is floating 14 feet above the ground. Part of the floating area is the great room with glass walls on three sides that provides a good view of the surrounding, and the hilly countryside.  According to Mr. Schwartz, the house was “overdesigned” to have stability and can hold up to 60 people.

In the 1980s, the Schwartz couple built an octagonal, stucco-and-wood house. Several architectural magazines has featured the castle-like structure.



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