Several Friar employees visited Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut at the end of May. The Glass House, built in 1949, is a great early example of industrial materials in home design and a true testament to the Minimalist Movement in Architecture. The house sits on 49 beautifully wooded acres along with several other pieces of modern architecture sculptures and follies scattered throughout the property. The group toured the Glass House and many of the buildings within close proximity, which helped give a broader view of this large complex and a sense of Philip Johnson’s vision.

This was Linda Blaszka’s first time visiting The Glass House: “It was amazing to see this iconic piece of architecture up close and in person! Without a doubt, there is a simplistic elegance about The Glass House; not an easy feat when your palette is glass and steel. A sculpture, really. Perhaps that was Johnson’s intent.”