The first passive solar house in America



The Henry P. Glass house in Northfield is, some contend, the first passive solar house in America.

Glass was trained as an architect in Austria in the 1930s but fled to America and became better known as an author, furniture designer and inventor. He's been called "one of the most ingenious inventors and product designers of the twentieth century." You can find much more information, and more video, about Henry Glass and his wife Elly at The Elly Glass Project.

The home, at 245 Dickens in Northfield, is listed for sale at $449,000 with Linda Martin of Coldwell Banker.

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