You've always dreamed of calling an architectural icon "home." For the first time ever, you and a very lucky guest get to experience the next best thing: an overnight stay in the New Canaan, Connecticut, weekend residence of world-renowned architect and art patron, Philip Johnson.
The Glass House and its bucolic surroundings are yours to explore upon arrival. Get up-close-and-personal access to the life and style of one of the twentieth century's most revered visionaries as you wander among the 14 architectural structures, study his world-class modern painting and sculpture collection, visit the private library, and stroll through the 49 acres of landscaped grounds.
As evening descends, your dinner guests begin to arrive. Up to ten of your nearest and dearest will join you at Philip Johnson's table for a locally sourced, multicourse culinary experience.
The meal comes to a close, you bid adieu to your guests, and retire to the bedroom with a perfect view of the surrounding forest and the manifestation of Philip Johnson's most beautiful dream.
All of the proceeds of this purchase will go toward the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation (www.preservationnation.org), which supports Club Glass House, a program that provides educational tours to children. For details, call 1-877-9NM-GIFT. For more information, visit www.theglasshouse.org and/or watch the video.
The Glass House Experience $30,000
Subject to availability year-round except the months of July and August
Purchasers will be required to enter into a special use agreement provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.