Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
Architects & Designers
Glass house on the pond contemporary-exterior

Glass house on the pond

View across Blue Heron Pond

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Houzz Tour: Glass House on a Lowcountry Lagoon
The roof structure stretches out to provide shelter and shade to the glass wall and interior from the South Carolina sun. And there's certainly a hint of mid-century modern in the way these wood roof structures slope and fly out into space.Privacy wasn't a concern, as there are no neighbors on the far side of the lagoon and to the sides. So using as much glass and achieving as much transparency as possible was the order of the day. A view from across the lagoon reveals just how open and how much glass there is.
1. Kiawah Island, South CarolinaThis home takes full advantage of its lagoon views and resembles a lantern when lit up at night.

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on Monday
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January 11, 2015
Um. Everything.
Jessica MacPhee added this to mtn house
December 27, 2014
Lots of windows, lake
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December 4, 2014
main dining restaurant
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November 13, 2014
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October 11, 2014
I can imagine amazing weekends away!
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September 27, 2014
Would love to live on the lake in a home like this!
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September 26, 2014
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September 4, 2014
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July 21, 2014
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June 26, 2014
Windows and modern
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June 23, 2014
Home design
MODLOFT added this to Homes We Want to Furnish
June 15, 2014
Island paradise. Love the modern lines while maintaining a cabin feel.
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May 28, 2014
very beautiful
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April 30, 2014
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April 5, 2014
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March 9, 2014
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March 1, 2014
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February 20, 2014
This is the LR I want.
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February 15, 2014
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January 28, 2014
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January 26, 2014
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January 18, 2014
Retirement home
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January 17, 2014
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January 2, 2014
vertical lines of trees with windows looks smart
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December 11, 2013
when rich..lake home!!
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December 4, 2013
Love the glass for views
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November 20, 2013
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October 28, 2013
Wood theme :)
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October 8, 2013
Interesting roof
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October 8, 2013
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September 24, 2013
Beach style
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September 12, 2013
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September 12, 2013
What a dream home.
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September 4, 2013
I love the windows.
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September 2, 2013
Love the windows.
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August 30, 2013
all glass
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August 26, 2013
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August 26, 2013
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August 7, 2013
Expansive windows--interesting roof lines
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July 25, 2013
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June 12, 2013
Love the windows
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May 29, 2013
timber/glu lam beams
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May 21, 2013
Love the exterior
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April 27, 2013
my house must have a pond and tall trees :))
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April 6, 2013
Back of house
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March 28, 2013
backside of house
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March 11, 2013
shape, blocking wind. window wall for views
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February 27, 2013
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February 21, 2013
Trees barely coving.
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February 7, 2013
Enormous house on the water
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February 7, 2013
On our lake. Not typical.
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January 13, 2013
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January 12, 2013
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December 27, 2012
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December 12, 2012
Like the glass!! And the lighting!!
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November 13, 2012
high windows in bedroom
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November 11, 2012
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October 17, 2012
nice windows
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September 1, 2012
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August 18, 2012
AIA Custom Residential Architects Network added this to Meet the CRAN Advisory Group
August 18, 2012
Chris Rose is the principal at Christopher Rose Architects located in Johns Island, South Carolina. Chris' project Glass House on a Low Country Lagoon has been featured in Houzz.
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August 16, 2012
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July 29, 2012
maison lac Brome
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July 3, 2012
Different style, and very nice inside . . .
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June 30, 2012
tall windows
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Lake House
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May 27, 2012
nice house
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May 27, 2012
Amazing architecture
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May 23, 2012
the water reflecting the house and surroundings
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Airy and modern
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Свес и его освещение
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March 30, 2012
Nice house
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March 18, 2012
I still like yours Chris!!!
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March 13, 2012
glass house with view
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March 4, 2012
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March 3, 2012
Love windows
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February 11, 2012
Pond and back of house
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February 4, 2012
Modern, but still has a pitched roof.
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February 2, 2012
Back Side of House! View across Blue Heron Pond
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January 28, 2012
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January 16, 2012
Recently the Wall Street Journal selected the "Lips Room" house on Kiawah Island by architect and Houzzer Christopher Rose as its House of the Day. To be sure, with its expansive walls of glass and high-tech-meets-Lowcountry feel, we're not surprised. The home is located on the edge of a lagoon on Kiawah Island in South Carolina's Lowcountry. Built four years ago and sized at 4,200 square feet, the house features a large great room overlooking the lagoon. A desire to maximize those lagoon views while ensuring the structure could withstand hurricanes and earthquakes drove the home's design. The extensive use of glass on the back side of the home captures these views while the front is a bit more traditional in design. In fact, according to Rose, the client insisted on making the house in general and the great room in particular as transparent as possible. The client was all for it when Rose suggested the use of an exposed steel frame to accomplish this goal. This led both architect and client down the path to an exciting and light filled home that embraces its setting. Why is it called the "Lips Room" house? Read on.
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January 11, 2012
102 Heron Pond
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January 11, 2012
Love the peacefulness. LOVE it
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January 11, 2012
my lake house
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January 11, 2012
one day
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January 11, 2012
This would look great on beach or cliff.
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January 11, 2012
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January 11, 2012
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January 11, 2012
Set into nature in a nice way
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October 18, 2011
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Combination of old and new
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August 22, 2011
Glass walls
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May 14, 2011
Water is so glassy and com
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