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Old 12-21-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Breckenridge Showcases 'Glassic Flat' Cottage
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Adding windows has long been a designer's trick to imbue small spaces with light, but few have taken it to the lengths of Breckenridge's new "Glassic Flat" recreational park trailer. According to Tim Howard, president of the Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary in Nappanee, Ind., the unique custom glass cottage was designed by noted architect Christopher Deam. "Chris had the vision for this, but I didn't," Howard noted. "I said thanks, but no thanks.'" Some months later, however, Deam came back to Howard " this time with Target stores in tow. "Target wanted to do an open house in Manhattan for Design Week, and they wanted us to build these units for them," he said. "And, since they were willing to pay for my R&D, I thought that this time maybe I better pay attention." Afterwards, Howard sent the cottage around the country, showcasing it to dealers, "and never broke the first pane of glass. That gave us the confidence to bring it to market," Howard added. Although the 400-square-foot unit features a full wall of sliding glass doors, light-blocking power shades quickly allow for complete privacy. MSRP is expected to be between $70,000-$80,000.
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Adding windows has long been a designer's trick to imbue small spaces with light, but few have taken it to the lengths of Breckenridge's new "Glassic Flat" recreational park trailer. According to Tim Howard, president of the Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary in Nappanee, Ind., the unique custom glass cottage was designed by noted architect Christopher Deam. "Chris had the vision for this, but I didn't," Howard noted. "I said thanks, but no thanks.'" Some months later, however, Deam came back to Howard " this time with Target stores in tow. "Target wanted to do an open house in Manhattan for Design Week, and they wanted us to build these units for them," he said. "And, since they were willing to pay for my R&D, I thought that this time maybe I better pay attention." Afterwards, Howard sent the cottage around the country, showcasing it to dealers, "and never broke the first pane of glass. That gave us the confidence to bring it to market," Howard added. Although the 400-square-foot unit features a full wall of sliding glass doors, light-blocking power shades quickly allow for complete privacy. MSRP is expected to be between $70,000-$80,000.
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I cant see driving that thing around full time, but how cool would it be if you had a great camp spot right on a high ridge or on the beach and had that view!

It might not work for everyone, but it would be cool for those that love that million dollar view.

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Ditto Pat -- I think they need to add a full length powered deck that folds up against the windows. Appears there is a recess where the deck could be stowed -- dual purpose of protecting the glass while traveling.
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Great Idea John, that would also help in not having to clean the place up before each travel since everyone could see inside.

It would be hilarious to leave the blinds half way down and get a few maniquins dressed up in lingerie and leave them sitting or standing in various places in the TT. I bet you wouldnt have too many people pass you without laughing

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Well...... I've only had a great view once or twice most often it is just another RV on each side, one in the back and one across the street so I don't know if I want all that glass in an RV.
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