Philip Johnson’s first commission is on the market in Bedford New York. It’s a cool $2 million, but it’s certainly a show stopper! For more information, click here.
Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan Connecticut is opening up for tours again starting May 1 and running through November. Tickets start at $30 and go up to $400 for a private tour that includes dinner at The Four Seasons in NYC (this is my nerdy architectural dream date – forget all those The Bachelor-esque dates that include helicopter rides or wine tasting lessons). Click here for more information on the tours. Also, if you are a member of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, you will receive 50% off the Standard Tour (90 minutes) and the Extended Tour (2 hours, take all the pictures you want).* Seriously, if you are not already a member, why not? I mean, The Governator recently proposed SELLING California’s historic sites in order to raise cash! Get on it! Click here and join today – you’ll get all sorts of discounts at historic sites and you’ll receive a subscription to Preservation – it’s a wonderful magazine.
Image swiped from The Glass House website.
*members pay full price when ordering and then receive the 50% discount when attending the tour.
I was so excited to see that New Canaan Connecticut is making great strides in preserving its inventory of modern homes (think The Ice Storm, The Harvard Five, modernhousenotes). The New York Times reports today that “Modern Homes Survey: New Canaan Connecticut” is now available online. Lose yourself in this site for hours, and hope that it will help with the McMansionizing of this iconic NYC bedroom community will cease.
I’ve mentioned them before, but my blogging friends Tom Anderson and Gina Frederico do a great job of keeping us up to date on the modern preservation movement in New Canaan at their blog, modernhousenotes. I’ve even seen their stories cribbed in major newspapers. Also, there will be an exhibition of New Canaan Architects and their work in the Town House all summer, put on by The New Canaan Historical Society.
photo above is The Smallen House by Hugh Smallen, one of my favorites, and was swiped from modernhomesurvey.org.