A beautifully crafted corner window offers this indoor living room the feeling of being out in nature. Project: Lakeview Residence, Austin, Texas; Architect: alterstudio, Austin
A glass box adds a punch of modern design and some visual juxtaposition to this home’s traditional farmhouse forms. Project: Casco Bay, Freeport, Maine; Architect: Elliott Elliott Architecture, Blue Hill, Maine; Builder: Stroudwater Construction, South Portland, Maine
Wrapping clerestory windows add variety to this home's interior without disrupting the living space's all-white palette. Project: Madrona Live/Work, Seattle; Architect: Tyler Engle Architects, Seattle; Builder: Christensen Construction, Bellevue, Wash.
Wrapping this home’s floor-to-ceiling window walls around corners gives the illusion that its sculptural roof is floating. Project: AB Highway Residence, West Plains, Mo.; Architect: Core10 Architecture, St. Louis; Builder: Feller Construction, West Plains
Dramatic 13-foot walls of floor-to-ceiling glass lend an ultra-hip vibe to this Southern California home and offer unhindered views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Project: Ladera Residence, Montecito, Calif.; Architect: Barton Myers Associates, Los Angeles; Builder: Caputo Construction, Los Angeles
This soaking tub, surrounded by views of nearby woods, makes for a supremely serene master bath. Project: Becherer House, Charlottesville, Va.; Architect: Robert M. Gurney, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Shelter Associates, Charlottesville, Va.
For a family retreat nestled in a New England forest, cedar walls join forces with oversized windows to give residents the feeling of being in nature, whether inside or out. Project: Family Camp, Boston-area, Mass.; Architect: Tom Murdough, Boston
Stacked corner windows help to punctuate this ultra-modern home’s angles while staying in step with its subdued palette. Project: Bloom House, Glen Echo, Md.; Architect: Robert M. Gurney, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Bloom Builders, Bethesda, Md.
The architects of this live/work unit in Venice, Calif., wanted the residential upper level to have a modern-but-warm feel. To help achieve that, the brick and steel used on the office space façade gives way to 12-foot-tall windows that wrap the living area of the rear residential unit above. Project: Rose Avenue Residence and Studio, Venice, Calif.; Architect/Builder: Reed Architectural Group, Venice
A pair of windows sporting bright hunter green trim flank the top corner of a stair tower, adding an unexpected element to this coastal farmhouse that boosts visual interest without breaking ranks with the rest of the design. Project: River Point, South Coast, Mass.; Architect: Albert, Righter & Tittmann, Boston; Builder: Roger Wilkie Builder, Tiverton, R.I.
Corner window cutouts add depth to this geometric façade. Project: Hampton Lane House, Bethesda, Md.; Architect: Robert M. Gurney, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Freedom First Homes, Bethesda, Md.
A glass-box entryway blurs the boundaries between indoors and out and helps to set the tone for this artful outbuilding, which serves as a poolhouse and outdoor eating area from which its owners can enjoy nature views year-round. Project: Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion, Bethesda, Md.; Architect: Robert M. Gurney, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Peterson and Collins, Washington