Glass House in the Desert?

Posted November 29th, 2018 by Nicole Mihalos and filed in Get Inspired, latest, Travels
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Are you thinking… a “glass house”… in the desert? Wouldn’t it be much too hot or too cold? Seems like it would be impossible.

But watch this video about a house built in Spain in the Gorafe desert.  Though set amid spectacular views of mountains and desert landscape, a building in this remote and inhospitable location would have been unthinkable without specialized glass.

 

 

Architect Spela Videcnik of OFIA Architecture says: “The goal of this project was to show that with the right glass, great indoor spaces can be created anywhere”. “Designed with the help of experts in glazing technology, this project in the Spanish desert was planned so that the house would not need any heating or air conditioning. Just open the windows!”

Technical Manager, Guardian Glass, Tamas Kovacs says, “just imagine being out here and spending a night under the starry sky. Basically being in a glass house is not much different from sleeping right under the stars”.

 

If a conservatory, greenhouse, orangery or custom skylight is in your dreams, talk with our team at 410.479.4700 or share your vision HERE.

Must See Holiday Travel Destinations!

Posted November 21st, 2018 by Nicole Mihalos and filed in General, Travels
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With gratitude for all we have, we wish each and every one a Happy Thanksgiving and the very best of Holiday seasons.

 

Have you ever experienced the beauty of a wonderful conservatory during the holidays?

Here are some of our favorite glass spaces.

 

The Hotel Hermitage, Monte Carlo

 

 

The winter garden conservatory at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo was designed by Gustave Eiffel, best known for the world famous Eiffel Tower built in 1889 in Paris. It features steel and beautiful stained glass.

 

Galeries Lafayette, Paris

 

 

For shopping elegance and inspiration, the Galeries Lafayette in Paris offers a fabulous setting under a great stained glass dome.

 

 

The Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco

 

 

 

Nestled in Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers is one of the oldest conservatories in the US. Inside, magical light is transformed by multi-colored stained glass around the sides.

 

 

Royal Botanical Garden at Kew, London

 

 

 

Leave your wintry blues outside and step into a lush temperate forest inside the newly renovated Temperate House. Fall in love, relax in the warmth or just admire this sunning architectural achievement.

 

 

 

Galerie Vivienne, Paris

 

 

 

Lunch anyone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you sell a $29M unfinished masterpiece?

Posted November 15th, 2018 by Nicole Mihalos and filed in Client Stories, Community, Conservatory Projects, latest, Pool Enclosures, Uncategorized
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Can an unfinished construction site be merchandised to inspire the buyer with its possibilities?

This unfinished 16,800 Sq. Ft. Grosse Ile, MI Manor with a spectacular Tanglewood Conservatory listed for $29M

 

 

This expansive 16,800 square foot Manor Home sitting just across the street from the Detroit River in Gross Ile, Michigan has hit the real estate market priced at $29,000,000. According to Sotheby’s International Realty, “one of the home’s most intriguing spaces is the 300 foot cast iron and glass Tanglewood Conservatory which comes prepped for a pool and cascading waterfall”.

The home has been sitting unfinished awaiting the right buyer to complete its old world grandeur. Among it many features are a five car garage, 8 bedrooms, 9 fireplaces, 8 bathrooms, 9 bathrooms, and marble and limestone details throughout the home. The Tanglewood Conservatory features numerous stained glass windows designed by architect M. Selman, beautiful steel and cast iron and custom copper work throughout.

 

 

See more of the property HERE!

To learn more about this conservatory project or to start one of your own, contact our team via online or call 410.479.4700

We look forward to talking with you!

Rawlings Conservatory Celebrates 130th Birthday

Posted November 8th, 2018 by Nicole Mihalos and filed in Community, Events, latest, Uncategorized
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A Message from Rawlings Conservatory: 

The Rawlings Conservatory in Baltimore is 130 years old this year and it will celebrate its birthday in style this December. Built in 1888, the Conservatory is the second oldest glass house in the United States.

To celebrate, the Friends of the Rawlings Conservatory are hosting

 

“A Glistening Winter’s Evening in Baltimore’s Glass Palace”

Friday, Dec. 7th at 7:00 PM

 

The party will be set amid hundreds of flowers in the annual holiday poinsettia show, with a spectacular variety of poinsettias of all colors. The event will feature crafted cocktails, festive hors d’oeuvres and live jazz.

The party begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $75 per person, available through the Conservatory’s website.

 

Come celebrate at one of Baltimore’s jewels!

RawlingsConservatory.org.

 

 

Upcoming Events At Rawlings

In December…

The Conservatory’s annual Holiday Poinsettia Show runs Dec. 1 to 30. Poinsettias, including many unusual varieties and colors, will be for sale throughout the show. No longer is red the main attraction, we have orange, pink with splashes of white, and variegated as well. The gift shop is also well-stocked with books, cards, and house plants.

Visit with Santa! On Dec. 2, visitors can meet Santa from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 

In January…

The conservatory will host an Orchid Show with the Maryland Orchid Society, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday – Sunday, January 11 – 13. Admission is free, $5 donation appreciated.

 

The orchid – the largest and most diverse flowering plant family on earth, loved for its unmatched exotic beauty – will be in the spotlight. The Conservatory, in partnership with the Maryland Orchid Society (MOS) is hosting the show exhibiting MOS members’ prize-winning plants. Meet with the Conservatory’s Orchid Specialist Friday and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

 

For more information about events, the conservatory, and more visit

RawlingsConservatory.org