The glass house johnson. Tours of the site will be available between mid april through mid december. Johnson built the 47 acre estate for himself in new canaan connecticut. The glass house or johnson house is a historic house museum on ponus ridge road in new canaan connecticut built in 194849. The museum takes its name from the famous international style building known as the glass house.
It was designed by philip johnson as his own residence and universally viewed as having been derived from the farnsworth house in plano illinois design according to alice t. Help support the glass house with a donation or by becoming a member. Both buildings were designed in 1945 48. The 2020 season at the glass house has been extended by one month.
The glass house is a museum of architecture and art in new canaan connecticut located in an ensemble of buildings owned and designed by celebrated american architect philip johnson 1903 2005. Inspired by mies van der rohes 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. Toshiko mori and nicholas fox weber oh he is so fabulous wait til you see his house portraits of the architect philip johnson 1906 2005. Glass house design store.