Philip Johnson's Glass House

Houses You Can Hardly See

Oh, to live in a house made of glass, floating above field and marsh. In the mid-twentieth century, architects Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson dazzled the world with their crystal creations, and contemporary architects have built upon the idea.

These practically invisible houses merge daily living with the great outdoors. Its occupants are liberated from walls—and from privacy. But, let’s get down to basics. Yes, glass houses do have bathrooms, and even closets. It takes a clever architect to hide these things so well!

Whether you love the beauty of glass or are simply curious about the logistics of living transparently, you really must see these amazing homes:

  • The Farnsworth House designed by Mies van der Rohe, Plano, Illinois
  • The Glass House designed by Philip Johnson, New Canaan, Connecticut
  • The Miller House designed by Richard Neutra, Palm Springs, California

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