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Prefab Glass House Makes Picture-Perfect Rural Retreat

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Well this is a dream: In rural Dutchess County, New York, Desai/Chia Architecture created this prefab glass-and-steel weekend retreat, dubbed the LM House, for clients who owned a bucolic bit of sparsely wooded land complete with a trout pond. The box-like residence owes a lot of its formal spirit to the work of modernists like Mies van der Rohe and, of course, Phillip Johnson, whose Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, is the oft-reimagned, seminal example of the type. The column-free interiors are awash with light and blond-wood flooring wall paneling help contribute to the overall airiness of the interior. "The entire assembly was prefabricated off-site," the architects told Dezeen, and then re-erected on the site in just two days.

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