Sightseeing in Fairfield/Southwestern Connecticut (CT)

The Glass House Exterior New Canaan CT
The Glass House

199 Elm Street New Canaan, CT, 06840 Phone: 203-594-9884

The strange and magnificent home of architect Phillip Johnson

Bring your camera and your walking shoes and suspend your idea about what a house is. Traverse this remarkable 49 acre property in New Canaan Connecticut and prepare to be amazed. Once his country home and now a museum to architect Philip Johnson’s life and work, you’ll find a Glass House that’s really a clear box with no walls dividing a single interior space. Johnson had 14 structures built, each to serve various functions. The pavilion was designed for parties and viewing the scenic landscape. Johnson slept and read in the Brick House and studied and worked in the library. The Grainger had air conditioning and the TV. A National Trust Historic Site, it’s open May 1 to November 30.