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New Canaan, CT - The Glass House. The famous Glass House, created by American architect Philip Johnson, is one of the most significant structures of the 20th century. An object of fascination for decades, the rectangular house was built in 1949 out of quarter- inch-thick glass and without interior walls. Absent of curtains or blinds, the property’s 47 acres of trees and landscaping are the house’s only source of privacy. Modern Exterior, Built In, Architecture Art, Philip Johnson, Guest House, Modern Architecture, Johnson Glasses, Glass Houses, Glasses House
The Glass House, designed by architect Philip Johnson, was a remarkable achievement when it was completed in 1949. It began an odyssey of architectural experimentation in forms, materials, and ideas. The 47-acre campus is an example of the successful preservation and interpretation of modern architecture, landscape, and art. The Glass House is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.