The Glass House

Well, this is one of those “must sees”. Yesterday Liz and I went on the tour of Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Ct.  The Glass House was the house that Johnson built and lived in from 1949 until his death in 2005. Originally on five beautiful acres, the property grew to 47 acres with fourteen amazing Philip Johnson structures, all of which he bequeathed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and much of which is now open to the public on this great tour. Be prepared, however, since the tour is seasonal and only in its second year, we reserved our tour date a year ago, and you’ll probably have to do the same. Well worth the wait. For my many photographer friends, please note that you can only take photographs on the two hour tour, not the ninety minute tour that we went on, thus my borrowing these terrific images from photographer Eirik Johnson which appeared on their postcards.