Glass House, New Canaan

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Timings : 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Entry fee : USD 20

Parking : Free

Facilities : Souvenir Shop

Accessibility : Wheelchair accessible

Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut Overview

The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut is the former residence of renowned architect Philip Johnson. After serving as his summer residence for many years, this house was converted into a museum and has been certified as a National Historic Landmark.

The house marked an important turning point in architecture and is one of the first instances of industrial materials like metal and glass being used to build a domestic domicile. With all 4 walls made of glass and being completely see-through, the Glass House is supposed to be Johnson’s commentary on minimalism, symmetry and the effect of transparency and reflection.
Only an hour’s drive from New York City and also accessible by public transport, the Glass House is a worthwhile stop for anyone interested in architecture and design. Visitors also get to explore the rest of Johnson’s 49-acre estate which holds many of his other designs and projects.

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