THE GLASS HOUSE
- Philip Johnson
199 Elm St, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
The Glass House located in New Canaan, Connecticut was completed in 1949, and the architect Philip Johnson resided here from 1949 until his death in 2005.
The house was built with the intention to view and observe the surrounding landscape. The house’s exterior walls are made from glass, and despite the lack of walls inside the house, there is a sense of rooms due to the precise placement of furniture.
Most of the furniture in the house was designed in 1930 by Johnson’s friend and mentor, Mies van der Rohe.
Johnson was gradually able to extend his estate, and he also added series of buildings, sculptures and works of land art.
On the same land, you’ll also find the Brick House, the Painting Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery, a Library/ Study, Da Monsta, Monument to Lincoln Kirstein, the Ghost House, vernacular buildings, and nature. A short trip for those in NYC.