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The glass house is best understood as a viewing pavilion. The house sits on a headland that overlooks a pond with a view of the woods in the distance. Each of the four walls of the 186-square-metre house is interrupted by a central glass door that opens onto the landscape. Bringing the international style to American residential architecture, the house has become iconic for its innovative use of materials and seamless integration with the landscape. Philip Johnson, who lived in the glass house from 1949 until his death in 2005, conceived of it as a component of a brick house. Both buildings were designed between 1945 and 1948.
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