This $6 Million, One-of-a-Kind Glass House Is a Modern Playground in the Texas Hill Country

It’s not a boat house or a barn, and it’s not floating. Instead, it’s a one-of-a-kind residence hoisted on beams where it hovers over a two-acre pond—and now it can be yours for $5.75 million.

This attention-grabbing home, we imagine, is like living in a glass jewel box. Located on a lush, 23-acre parcel in Round Top, Texas, halfway between Austin and Houston, the industrial-inspired, yet rustic home—dubbed Estancia de Dias Alegres—spans 2,700 square feet and has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one powder room. Not your typical home, the atypical entrance is via a wide bridge over the pond that connects the land to the front door. Estancia de Dias Alegres is listed with Martha Turner of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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The open-plan first floor was designed for relaxed entertaining.

The interiors have a contemporary Texas style, with rustic, wide-plank wood floors, wood-lined ceilings, and lots of local stone accents—not to mention mounted animal heads and antlers adorning the walls. The first floor comprises a single, open-plan room dedicated to the kitchen, dining area, and living room. Double doors connect to the wraparound terrace, which also doubles as a pier that is situated lower to the water offering the perfect spot to fish, swim, or enjoy the bucolic countryside views. The spacious kitchen features a lengthy kitchen island with dining chairs for up to six people. The house is being sold fully furnished, so you don’t have to worry about outfitting this specialized space.

Up a spiral staircase, the second floor feels like a private apartment. Ideal for kids or visiting family and friends, there are double beds plus a spacious living area with even better views than the first floor. Up on the top floor, the epic primary suite has vaulted, wood-lined ceilings and a private seating area. The home might not offer too much privacy—there’s one main staircase that passes through each floor—but it’s certainly designed for those who love to entertain.

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The second floor houses a second living space and an open guest bedroom.

Steps from the main house is the party barn, with another kitchenette and full bathroom. Doors roll up to a covered patio for true indoor-outdoor entertaining. Nearby there’s a separate guest house with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and living and dining area. And for those who prefer to sleep on wheels, the property also offers three RV hookups.

Other amenities include a two-story skeet house, a rope swing, outdoor stone fireplace, a water trampoline, and an above-ground pool at the edge of the fully stocked pond. Moments of reprieve in the form of covered seating areas are sprinkled throughout the vast property, which is also dotted with mature towering trees, thickets of forest, and grassy lawn space. Consider this the ultimate, modern-country party palace.

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