So if you're at the beach, by a lake or in some picturesque location -what better way to take advantage of the views than a glass house. I always think you need isolation for this (unless you want people watching you like a show on the boob tube). Modernists have favored this type of get away cottage for years, did it start with Mies van der Rohe perhaps?
Phillip Johnson's weekend retreat -the aptly named 'Glasshouse'

The Farnsworth house by Mies van der Rohe during the big floods a few years ago -i think there is something magical about seeing it floating in the water like that.

Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, Fallingwater - pretty glassy itself! This new house captured by Nick Bowers, takes all the best aspects of a glass house and puts them together- I would love to stay here!