My interest in architecture began long before design school. It was only appropriate that I end up being taught Design History by an architect. It was back then that learned about Philip Johnson's Glass House – one of the most well known examples of modernist architecture.
I was thrilled to get an (unexpected) chance to see it this weekend in New Canaan, CT. The tours are so popular that appointments sell out very quickly each season. But I was lucky enough to acquire tickets from my cousin who wasn't able to go herself. She had tickets booked for a whole year!
It was an interesting and very informative 90 minute tour of the house and the other buildings on the property. The house was completed in 1949 and was Philip Johnson's private residence (and where he later died). Below are my photos (and annotations) from the tour. I highly recommend taking the trip up if you live/visit the NY area. It was beautiful.
The window at the visitor's center
The front gate to the property was designed by Johnson (225 sailing cables are utilized to raise and lower the large bar).
The view of the pool from the bedroom area
A view of the Lake Pavilion from the back of the house
The Painting Gallery had a combined bathroom/winebar area
The rotating walls in the painting gallery allowed for changing views as needed