The Glass House, 1949
On a recent visit to North America, Arent&Pyke’s director, Sarah-Jane, made a mandatory stop at The Glass House, in Connecticut. The property encompasses The Glass House and its counterpart, The Brick House, as well as several out buildings including the Studio, Painting Gallery, and the Pavilion.
“Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the Glass House by Philip Johnson, with its perfect proportions and its simplicity, is considered one of the first most brilliant works of modern architecture. Johnson built the 47-acre estate for himself in New Canaan, Connecticut. The house was the first of fourteen structures that the architect built on the property over a span of fifty years.” – Arch Daily
Photos: Paul Warchol via The Glass House