Every now and then I like to highlight a post from the archives. The time is now to visit The Philip Johnson Glass House.
The Philip Johnson Glass House is one of the coolest ‘country homes’ I’ve ever visited and you don’t want to miss your chance to check out this unique architectural wonder yourself. Completed in 1949 — in New Canaan, Connecticut as the private home to one of America’s premier modern architects, Philip Johnson — who also designed the famous AT&T and Seagram’s buildings in New York City.
This 1700 square foot home is considered a masterpiece in its use of glass on all sides intended to view the beautiful surrounding forty-seven acres of wilderness. The house is one of the earliest uses of industrial materials such as glass and steel in home design.
Most of the furniture came from Johnson’s New York apartment designed by another pioneer of modern design, German architect Mies van der Rohe.
You can select from various tours focusing on the architecture, landscape and artwork. You can even visit one of the bunkers on the property that houses Johnson’s collection art including paintings by Andy Warol, Robert Rauschenberg and David Salle.
Photos by Harold Abrams for brandnewdaydesigns.
DISCOVER: The Philip Johnson Glass House