Architecture in the Southwest is incredibly unique, showcasing a mixture of Native and European styles that is unlike anything on Earth. A major part of this architectural style is the ability to blend into the desert that covers most of the American Southwest.

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Tucson's Theodore and Meletis Bryson wanted to capture the essence of this style which led to the creation of one of the most unique homes in the country.

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Creation and Influences

Work Shed
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Theodore and Meletis first began this project in the 1960s when they decided they wanted to create a garage made of rock and glass that blended in with the Tucson desert. The project soon grew into a full house, made of glass bottles and rocks they had found themselves.

Living Room
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The house was inspired by the pyramids of Egypt and South and Central America. Built without the use of modern tools, the home is a testament to the Bryson's creative spirit and love for the community they are from.

He Who Lives in a Glass House...

Dining Room
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The house itself is a marvel of ingenuity and artwork, being more than a roof over your head. The style of architecture is more of an elaborate art piece, capturing a sense of passive living.

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The bottles allow for natural light to pick up hues and color the house during the day, while the rock foundation bounces that light throughout the entire structure.

Kitchen
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Most of the furniture is built into the house as well, with rock couches, counters, and chairs, adding to the naturalistic style the Brysons were envisioning.

Bathroom
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The house is a 3-bed 3-bath and 2,700 square feet and is currently on the market. Contact Realtor Holly Greenhalgh to see the property!

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