The house is mostly hidden from the public view. It is located behind a stone wall at the edge of a crest in Johnson’s estate overlooking a pond. It is one of eleven buildings that Johnson either built or refined on his rambling 47-acre estate. The exterior sides are glass and charcoal-painted steel; the brick floor is about 10 inches above the ground. The interior is open with the space divided by low walnut cabinets; a brick cylinder contains the bathroom and is the only object to reach floor to ceiling. The house builds on ideas of German architects from the 1920s ("Glasarchitektur"). In a house of glass, the views of the landscape are its real “walls”. The house is often compared to Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House.
It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997. The house was the place of Philip Johnson's passing in January 2005. After Johnson's death the Glass House passed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which opened it to visitors in April 2007.
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