Once the most expensive Menlo Park home on the market, the contemporary abode at 625 Hobart is a loving, unabashed ode to glass—sweeping glass walls, structural glass ceilings, glass block facade, with much of it bearing whimsical red framing. A clear-cut original that uses natural materials like vertical grain cedar and Tasmanian oak to balance everything out.
It landed on the market in April for a cool $8,500,000, but has since been cut by $1,600,000.
Conceived by late American architect John Thodos, the home was built for 100-percent wheelchair use. This 5,037-square-foot home features five-bedrooms and five and a half baths. It also comes with an elevator connecting both floors, extra wide hallways, and lowered counters and light switches.
The house—the facade in particular—is a tip of the hat to French architect Pierre Chareau's Maison de Verre in Paris.
It’s now asking $6.8 million.