Architecture Our location revealed: the Glass House. By Gwendolyn Horton | November 11, 2010 Congratulations to Duncan and Tim for correctly answering the question in our Nov. 9 blog post. Completed in 1949, the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, was Philip Johnson’s private residence. When you’re standing inside, the glass walls frame the surrounding environment (“I have very expensive wall paper,” Johnson once said), offering stunning views of the lake, trees (that he sometimes moved), sculptures, well-groomed lawn (with specific mowing instructions) and perfectly straight diagonal paths. It all sounds a bit contrived until you experience it and recognize the magnificence that Johnson created here – a place that he referred to as his “50-year diary.” There are still a few available dates for Glass House tours before they close the house for the winter.