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Iconic Mid-Century Architecture, The Glass House

Built in 1949, The Glass House in New Canaan sits at the bottom of a slope on 49 pastoral acres. The 18-hundred square foot structure is all glass, there are no interior walls. It was built by the late famed architect, Philip Johnson as a weekend retreat for him and his longtime partner. Johnson is quoted as saying it’s “the only house in the world where you can see the sunset and the moon rise at the same time standing in the same place.” It’s one of the country’s greatest modern architectural landmarks that people from around the world come to see.

Tours of this masterpiece, the grounds and incredible art are small, only a dozen at a time, so you can have a very intimate experience. It is open May through November.