Our friend Steve Hermann is a brilliant designer and renovator of masterpiece homes who owns and develops properties in Beverly Hills, Montecito and Palm Springs. Hermann’s homes become passion projects from the architecture and design down to the furnishings, cutting edge technology and accessories. The Hollywood elite including many celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, Frankie Munoz, Jennifer Lopez, Ellen Degeneres and Mark McGrath have sought his work out.
His recent masterpiece, six years in the making, is the modernist Glass Pavilion. Located on 3.5 acres of oak groves in paradisiacal Montecito, the 15,000 square foot space is built almost entirely out of glass, allowing for the sensation of being enveloped in nature from all perspectives of the home.
Private and exclusive atop a rolling green lawn, the house appears to float as if weightless upon arrival up the driveway. The architecture is stunning, taking top notes from upper echelon predecessors such as Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion and Phillip Johnson’s Glass House and expounding upon this architectural heritage to create a new classic.
The five bedroom, six bath Glass Pavilion includes a magnificent interior gallery space with walnut lined walls for showcasing prized collections, currently occupied by the owner’s thirty two vintage cars.
Every detail of the home is world class from the Varena, Poliform and Antonio Lupi kitchen and bath fixtures to the Star Fire glass, used by high-end jewelers for impermeable display cases.
This is a dream home for someone who wants to make a grand statement in the modernist oeuvre while enjoying the sensation of being perpetually surrounded by the beautiful outdoors.