The Bathroom at the Glass House

The Bathroom at the Glass House

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Regina Yunghans
Mar 10, 2009

Those in glass houses... have to be really careful about their bathrooms. When it came to Phillip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, CT, he designed a spare, solid room in the center of the house. It's one of the only opaque constructions in the predominantly glass house...

From the floorplan above, you can see that the bathroom floats in an otherwise open space. The interior is finished in a homogeneous, deep green mosaic. Its spare appointments reflect the simplicity of the rest of the home. Below, you can see the solid bathroom core floating in the middle of the home:

See more at Phillip Johnson's Glass House, which is now a museum that's open for tours.

(Images: top photo Douglas Healey, second photo Paul Warchol)

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