The Glass House built between 1949-1995 by Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut. On a 49 acre property it includes fourteen different structures and features a collection of 20th century paintings and sculptures along with some modern artwork. The glass house itself is a pavilion used to look out at the landscape in front of you, nearly invisible from the road this house is truly a sight to see this summer. It overlooks a pond and has views of the woods and beyond. Each of the four walls have a glass door that opens to explore the landscape and the house is about 1,815 square feet. Philip Johnson, the architect who built the house lived there until the time of its death in 2005 when it then became a historic sight. The furniture is original except for the new iconic daybed made specifically for the glass house. It is only half of the piece of work, with the other half being the brick house. A completely opposite design where almost the whole house is encased in bricks rather than being transparent.
The painting gallery is a large-scale gallery used to house the modern paintings Johnson collected while he was alive. With works from Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and more, they are represented in this permanent collection that is in this building. The sculpture gallery contains a number of different sculptures all by different artists. They follow a distinct order and are housed under a glass ceiling. The pavilion in the pond is concrete arches and a roof on top of a concrete base. It is on the edge of a man made pond on the property of the glass house. It plays with the idea of perception in the way it is built and is a place to just walk around in. These among many other structures, are the most renowned. The glass house is a great location to visit this summer for a tour. Tours should be booked ahead of time and this place is truly a sight to see!