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Menlo Park glass house, inspired by Maison de Verre in Paris, cuts price

Mon dieu, indeed

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.