Glass Houses That Will Shatter Your Expectations

Leave the price-range box blank when you surf real estate listings, and you'll see some serious embarrassments of riches: mansions of mind-boggling size that sprawl tens of thousands of square feet or houses built with outrageously expensive materials and finishes. In their over-the-top grandiosity, these houses almost seem to taunt their middle-class counterparts.

But there are some pricey houses that manage to avoid irking the 99%. These are homes whose aesthetics are enough to earn the envy of even the most ardent of Occupy Wall Street protesters ("whoa dude, far out..."). Leveraging the beauty of their surroundings, many glass houses fit this profile to a T. View our gallery to see glass houses that will shatter your expectations.


See other great galleries on AOL Real Estate:
Weird, Wonderful Homes
Houses With Over-The-Top Amenities You Won't Believe

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