Philip Johnson is a world-famous American architect who created houses made mostly of glass structures to have an unobstructed view of nature. His Wiley House in New Canaan is now on the market priced at $14 million.
The 1950s Wiley House sits on 6.33 acres of land. It is measured at 5,616 square feet with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a double-height glass pavilion, a living room, a stone lower floor with views of the surrounding landscape. The property has a courtyard look to its main house, the barn/art gallery, and the pool house built into the hill.
Wiley House, the stunning glasshouse designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson is listed by William Pitt of Sotheby’s International Realty.
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Cleveland, Ohio native Philip Johnson, loved glass houses – or maybe he loved nature more and didn’t want solid walls to obstruct his view. He started designing his mostly glass structures in 1949 with his own residence, the well-known Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and has been celebrated as one of the country’s most important mid-century modern architects. A prolific architect, his designs span the United States and continue into India, Israel, Germany and Venezuela.
Now for sale in New Canaan is the Wiley House, a private residence he designed in the early 1950s. Sited on 6.33 acres, and expanded from the original to 5,616 square feet, the four-bedroom, five-bath house has a double-height glass pavilion housing the living room, which cantilevers over the stone lower floor with views over the property. A courtyard effect is created with the house, the barn/art gallery and the newer pool house built into the hill. The vintage swimming pool is a replica of Johnson’s pool at his own Glass House. Asking $14 million.