As they say, time is of the essence and sometimes we just don’t have enough of it! With this in mind, the Glass House in New Canaan Connecticut has added a special one-hour tour of the property in September and October.
The Glass House, or Johnson House, designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1997 is a historic house museum in New Canaan, Connecticut built-in 1948–49. It was designed by Philip Johnson as his own residence, and “universally viewed as having been derived from” the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois design, according to Alice T. Friedman. It was an important and influential project for Johnson and for modern architecture. The building is an example of minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection. The estate includes other buildings designed by Johnson that span his career.
This fall the Glass House has added a one-hour afternoon tour in September and October. It is billed as the most concise tour of this magnificent property that will focus on the Glass House and its promontory, with minimum walking.
All tours originate from the Visitors Center and Design Store at 199 Elm Street, New Canaan. Tours are taken to and from the site in a shuttle from the Visitor Center. Tickets are required for admission so it is best to check ticket availability and reserve a ticket prior to your visit. The one-hour tour is available on Monday and Friday at 9:45 a.m. and in September and October on Thursday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25.