The Glass House Lives On

In the late 1940's, Philip Johnson famously built himself a transparent house to live in, better known as The Glass House. Many gathered to celebrate the building's 65th anniversary this past fall.

The Glass House was originally built on a small plot of land, which quickly grew to 49 acres. In its growth, the house became a beacon of "artistic expression" for many. The Glass House influenced endless projects and modern architects. The building focuses on minimal structure, clean designs, and the effects of reflection and transparency. The property also includes eight other structures made by Johnson, in addition to gorgeous 18th century stone walls. All in all, the property boasts a collection of spectacular architectural pieces that still wow the public - even 65 years later.

Simon Lunt