Day Trip to the Glass House
Furnish Green highly recommends leaving the city for a day and taking a day trip to this amazing architectural masterpiece and landmark, Philip Johnson’s Glass House. All it takes is a mere train ride along the Metro North New Haven line with your destination choice fixed upon New Canaan, Connecticut.
Upon your arrival, pay $45, and in return, receive two hours of architectural bliss. A guided tour will allow you to experience the entire Philip Johnson estate, including the house, grounds, art gallery and sculpture gallery. Tour groups are limited to 13 people and the tour itself is a 3/4 mile walk around the estate.
The Glass House was designed as Philip Johnson’s own residence and is universally viewed as having been structurally derived from the Farnsworth House, designed by Miles van der Rohe. The building is an exposition in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection. The furniture present within the house was designed by Miles van der Rohe, while the lighting was designed by lighting consultant Richard Kelly.
The Philip Johnson Glass House is something to be seen! So, take a day trip and experience modern architecture at its finest!
photos courtesy of the bird to my bath
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