West Wind, Toshiko Mori’s jaw-dropping home south of Tampa Bay, just hit the market


A rare ultra-modern glass masterpiece designed by a former chair of Harvard's architecture department just hit the market for $8,484,000. Designed by famed architect Toshiko Mori and built in 2002, this 7,121-square-foot home is simply called "West Wind," and essentially is a stunning glass cube on stilts.

Overlooking Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey Florida, the centerpiece of the home is without a doubt the atrium, which features a dichroic glass prism designed by architect James Carpenter that actually changes the color of the light as it shifts with the placement of the sun. The 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom home also comes with the two-acres of waterfront property that includes botanical gardens, a swimming pool and a former Coast Guard barracks, which now serves as a 2-bedroom guest house.

The home has been listed on and off throughout the years with asking prices as high as $9.9 million, but was just recently put back on the market Jan. 21.

The current listing agent is Kim Ogilvie of Michael Saunders & Company.

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