This is American architect Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
Arguably one of the most iconic and important modern houses of the 20th century, The Glass House sits as a one-story, glass-walled rectangle embracing a bare aesthetic that emits both elegance and minimalism. In essence, the structure is nothing but a glass box, lived in by Johnson until his death in 2005. Between the time of its completion in 1949 and Johnson’s passing, the architect added other modern structures to the sprawling, naturalist property, but none quite as impactful as The Glass House. The estate is currently maintained by The National Trust for Historic Preservation and open for tours.
Inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the 56-foot x 32-foot rectangle cornered by charcoal-painted steel and divided inside by walnut cabinets sits overlooking a calm pond. The longer one gazes at its pure symmetry and placement within the land, the more beautiful and harmonious the blushing bucolic scenery becomes.
In thanks for your passion toward modern architecture and design, we at Modern In Denver want to express our gratitude with a slideshow of The Glass House, blushed with Autumn.