Slide 9: The Glass House

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You know what they say about people in glass houses. This exceptionally famous one was built by Philip Johnson in 1949 to serve as his personal residence. The transparent home, derived from the Farnsworth House, is safely hidden from view of the street. Also on the estate is the house’s opaque counterpoint, The Brick House, made entirely from—you guessed it—brick.


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