This summer I made my second visit to the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. It was a glorious day and even though I’d been there before it was a captivating experience that includes touring the famous house along with the rest of the extensive compound–11 buildings and follies that Johnson built on the 47 acre estate between 1949 and 1995. The property itself is beautifully landscaped, and the various structures Johnson erected on it form a timeline of his development as an architectural designer and thinker. It’s a pilgrimage I suggest anyone interested in 20th century architecture and landscape design makes, and one I intend to repeat in the future. Here are some photos I took while I was up there.
The Glass House by Philip Johnson, completed in 1949
The living area of the Glass House