Indoor/Outdoor Nonsense

| Philip Johnson, Wiley House, 1952 |

I really like Philip Johnson’s Wiley House in New Canaan. The way the light box sits on the rugged masonry plinth, creating a link to the ground and also enabling the users some privacy. A nice Johnson compromise.

You can see more modern homes from the area here. There are some beauties.

Johnson said of the Wiley House,”The effect from inside – quite opposite of my glass house – is that of a cage. No indoor-outdoor nonsense. The 15 foot high ceilings free the view into the high hickories that surround the house which at night make fantastic traceries against the black sky (New Canaan Advertiser 1955).”

Julia Ritson

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